Western Load Research Association
Spring 2010 Meeting & Conference
Park City, Utah
Conference Announcement and Call for Papers
Our friends at Rocky Mountain Power are proud to host the Spring 2010 Western Load Research Association
meeting and conference in beautiful Park City, Utah, March 17 - 19.
Resort Hotel & Conference Center
1800 Park Ave.
Park City, Utah 84060
You must make your hotel reservations by February 16, 2010 to guarantee room availability and
to secure the conference rate of $159 per night. The easiest method to make your hotel reservation
is to use the online link, https://reservations.ihotelier.com/crs/g_reservation.cfm?groupID=416946&hotelID=6453 .
If you use the Hotel's normal web site, make your reservation under the Group Reservation tab and be sure
to use the code WLRA to the get the special conference rate. The conference rate is available 3
days before and after the conference dates.
Ground transportation is available from the airport to Park City from All Resort Express and
Park City Transportation. Both offer shared-ride van shuttle service from the airport to your hotel,
limousine service and car rentals. Book your transportation through the hotel either online or by telephone.
Please register by February 26, 2010. Conference registration is $425. If paying by check, make checks
payable to Rocky Mountain Power.
Conference registration and payment can be completed online at:
http://www.loadresearchonline.com/WLRA or by
downloading and sending the attached registration form to:
ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER
Attn: Attn: Perry Wohlschlegel
1407 W. North Temple (Suite 290)
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Call for Papers:
Presentations at the conference will continue to demonstrate 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, and dynamic and time-of-use pricing programs. Papers and
discussions can focus on innovative new technologies and methodologies or the traditional principles
of statistical analysis.
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, forecasting, innovative rate design, and marketing support.
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. Practical applications are especially encouraged.
WLRA is continuing to expand utility involvement, and special priority consideration will be given
to utilities wishing to make presentations on these topics. The continued success of the WLRA 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.
Presentations need not be extravagant and a presentation can be as short as fifteen (15) minutes.
If you would like to make a presentation, please fill out the attached
"Call for Papers"
form and email to WLRA Co-Chair Lorin Molander (firstname.lastname@example.org,
Expanded Roundtable Discussions
The Spring Conference will continue to feature expanded roundtable discussions. If there are topics
you would like discuss during the roundtables, please make sure to note them on your
Conference Registration Form.
The vendor coordinator for this meeting will beGlobal Energy Partners. Vendors who would like to participate
should contact WLRA Co-Chair Craig Williamson (information below).
Special Evening Dinner Event -
This Spring's special group event will be a sleigh ride and dinner. Additional guest tickets
may be purchased for $75.
For additional information, please contact
Rocky Mountain Power Conference Hosts: