Western Load Research Association
Spring 2007 Meeting & Conference
March 14-16, 2007
Conference Announcement and Call for Papers
Our friends at Idaho Power are proud to host the Spring 2007 Western Load
Research Association meeting and conference at The Sun Valley Inn in Ketchum,
Idaho on March 14 - 16, 2007. Presentations at the conference will illustrate
that load research is a great tool for dealing with the challenges of the modern
electric utility industry, including restructuring (or "re-regulation"),
demand response, or time-of-use programs. Papers and discussions can focus on
innovative new technologies and methodologies or the traditional principles of
WLRA would like to
continue to expand utility involvement. Special priority consideration will be given
to utilities wishing to make presentations on these topics. Presentations need not
be extravagant and the presentation can be as short as fifteen (15) minutes.
WRLA will accept papers
on any subject related to load research, including the role of load research in
electricity procurement, least-cost sampling, new metering, end-use research,
integrated resource planning, program evaluation, load profiling, innovative rate
design, and marketing support. WLRA also encourages the participation by any and
all people involved in load research or related fields. In order for the members
to stay current on load research, presentations should involve current projects,
even if the final results are not yet compiled. Useful applications are especially
The continued success
of the Western Load Research Conference depends on participation from utility members.
It is for this reason that utility presentations are particularly encouraged, but
utility-vendor partnership presentations are also welcomed, and vendor presentations
will be considered.
If you intend to make
a presentation, please fill out the "Call for Papers" form
and send to Kari Clark, WLRA Co-Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (303) 294-2289).
Please send in
your abstract today!!
How to Register
payment) can be completed online at:
by sending the registration form to Mary Graesch at Idaho Power.
$365.00. Please register by February 23, 2007. Make checks payable to
Download a Registration Form
Rooms are available starting at $147.00 per night for a hotel room
for more detailed information). Please make hotel reservations before
January 27, 2007 to secure the conference rate.
made after January 27th will be provided on a space available basis.
Sun Valley Reservations
P.O. Box 10
Sun Valley, Idaho, 83353
800-786-8259 (reference "POW")
vendors will sponsor a tabletop seminar and reception on Thursday, March 15th,
5:30pm - 7:30pm. Vendors who would like to participate should contact
Dave Hanna of Itron at (858) 724-2620 or
evening group dinner event will be held on Wednesday, March 14th from 6:30pm - 10:00pm.
This event is a wonderful dinner at the gorgeous new Dollar Mountain Lodge featuring
Idaho and Basque-themed cuisine. Registrations made after February 23rd, 2007,
will be provided on a space available basis.
you wish to bring a spouse, friend or family member to the event, the
amount will be $60. Please notify Mary Graesch as soon as possible if you intend to do so.
For additional information,
Mary Graesch at 208-388-2835 or
1221 W. Idaho Street
Boise, ID 83702
Kari Clark 303-294-2305
Kelly Marrin 626-302-4877