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WLRA Fall 2003 Conference
Hosted by Puget Sound Energy
Seattle Waterfront Marriott
Seattle, WA
September 3-5, 2003


Wednesday, September 3

8:15-9:00 Registration Begins - Continental Breakfast available

9:00-9:15 Welcome - Lorin Molander & Eric Englert, PSE

9:15-9:30 Opening Remarks - George Pohndorf, Director, Regulatory Initiatives, Puget Sound Energy

9:30-10:10 Results from California's Small Commercial Demand-Responsiveness Pilot Program - Mark Martinez, SCE

10:10-10:40 Break

10:40-11:10 Title to be determined - Chris Dent, Dent Instruments

11:10-12:00 Utility Status Reports #1

12:00-1:30 LUNCH

1:30-2:00 Title to be determined - Rick Camarata, LodeStar

2:00-2:30 Title - Keith Fuller, Itron

2:30-3:00 Overview of California SPP - Susan McNicoll

3:00-3:30 Utility Status Reports #2 (concurrent with break)

4:10 Meet to go to group dinner event

Thursday September 4

8:15-9:00 Networking, Continental Breakfast available

9:00-9:35 The Spatial Challenge: Using Billing Data and Load Research Data for Substation Planning - Michael Hoen, BC Hydro

9:35-10:10 Gas Load Profile Development - Dave Hanna

10:10-10:40 Break

10:40-11:20 Load Profiling Without Load Research at RG&E, Don Schmitt, RG&E and Craig Williamson, Primen

11:20-12:00 SMUD's Power Choice Pilot Program, Jan Lauber, SMUD

12:00-1:30 LUNCH

1:30-2:15 Adventures in Demand Response - Claude Godin, Aspen Systems

2:15-3:00 The Challenge of Triggering Critical Peak Days, Leslie Willoughby, SDG&E

3:00-3:30 Break

3:30-4:30 Workshop Roundtable Discussion - topic to be decided upon by the group.
One possible topic: The impact of the blackout - what's next?

5:30-7:30 Vendor Hour

Friday, September 5

8:00 - 9:00 Slightly more than a Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30 Targeting Demand Response Programs to Benefit the Transmission System using Load Research - Eric Englert, PSE

9:30-10:00 Load Research Best Practices - Craig Williamson, Primen

10:00-10:30 Sampling Across Three Utilities - Susan McNicoll, PG&E & Cyrus Sorooshian, SCE

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-12:00 WLRA Business Meeting

Conference Host:
Eric Englert 425-456-2312
Lorin Molander 425-456-2103
Puget Sound Energy - PSE-08N
P.O. Box 97034
Bellevue, WA 98009-9734

WLRA Co-Chairs: Susan McNicoll 415-973-7404
Craig Williamson 303-385-0342