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Western Load Research Association
Spring 2006 Meeting & Conference
April 5-7, 2007
Las Vegas, Nevada

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

Our friends at Southern California Edison are proud to host the Spring 2006 Western Load Research Association meeting and conference at The Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 5 - 7, 2006. Presentations at the conference will capture the theme that load research is a great tool for dealing with the challenges of the modern electric utility industry, from restructuring (or "re-regulation"), demand response, to "Back-to-Basics." Papers and discussions will focus on combining innovative new technologies with the traditional principles of statistical analysis.

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 encouraged.

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. We have already heard from several vendors wishing to participate in the Vendor hour at a minimum.

If you intend to make a presentation, please fill out the "Call for Papers" form and send to Kari Clark, WLRA Co-Chair (, fax (303) 294-2289).

Please send in your abstract today!!

How to Register

Registration (and payment) can be completed online at:
by sending the registration form to Kelly Marrin at Southern California Edison..


Registration is $355.00. Please register ASAP. Make checks payable to Southern California Edison.

Download a Registration Form

Hotel Reservations:

Rooms are available starting at $139.00 per night for a hotel room Please make hotel reservations before January 6, 2006 to secure the conference rate.

Reservations made after March 6th will be provided on a space available basis.

The Luxor Hotel
3900 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89119
800-288-1000 (reference "Western Load Research Conference Association Meeting")

Vendor Reception:

Load research vendors will sponsor a tabletop seminar and reception on Wednesday 5:30pm-7:30pm, April 5th. All vendors can contact Michelle Smith of RLW at (517) 529-6277, or email (, if you would like to participate

Special Evening Event:

Rita Rudner Comedienne at New York New York Hotel and Casino

This special evening group event will be held on Thursday, April 6th at 8:00 pm. Reservations made after March 6th will be provided on a space available basis.

If you wish to bring a spouse, friend or family member to the event, the amount will be $63.50 each. Please notify Kelly Marrin know as soon as possible if you intend to do so.

For additional information, please contact:

Cyrus Sorooshian 626-302-6644
Kelly Marrin 626-302-4877

Southern California Edison
2244 Walnut Grove Ave.
GO 1, Quad 3D, room 303
Rosemead, CA 91770

WLRA Co-Chairs:
Dave Hanna 858-724-2620
Kari Clark 303-294-2305