The AEIC 2013 Annual Load Research Conference will be July 7-10, 2013, at the Hotel Monaco in Alexandria, Virginia.
Please register by June 14, 2013. Conference registration is $475 for utility employee attendees and $1,075 for a Business Partner Sponsor (see Business Partner Information below for additional details). This is the same price as last two years – so no inflation! Registration and payment can be completed by following the “Register” link at the bottom of this page.
More information to follow. But here’s what we have (for now):
The agenda will be a great forum to exchange ideas with other industry professionals on emerging topics such as:
- Smart Energy Pricing Pilot
- Automation of Sample Analysis
- Estimating CPP Load Impacts
- Benefits of Smart Meters
- And Other Load Research Related Topics
You must make your hotel reservations by June 14, 2013, to guarantee room availability and to secure the conference rate of $149 per night. Reservations can be made by contacting the Hotel Monaco at 800-368-5047 or 800-KIMPTON (be sure to mention that you are attending the ‘AEIC Load Research Conference’ to take advantage of the reduced $149 room rate). Hotel reservations need to be made by June 14, 2013, in order to get the reduced pricing. Also, there is a $99 pre-conference rate that is available 7/1 -7/6/2013. This rate must be booked by June 1, 2013.
There is a complimentary shuttle available from/to Reagan National Airport. Public transportation is also available. See all of your options on the hotel’s web site for transportation options:
Business Partner Information
If you are a non-utility Business Partner, and would like to sponsor the conference, please contact either David Williams or Kathy Johnson for further information. The cost to be a Business Partner Sponsor is $600 plus the $475 conference registration fee for a total of $1,075, which is the same bargain it was last year. The first Business Partner attendee pays $1,075, but a second or third attendee from the same Business Partner may register for just an additional $475 registration fee per person. As a Business Partner Sponsor you will have the opportunity to highlight your experience with a partnering electric utility on the conference agenda, and to have a manned sales display table during the Monday night “Business Partner Sponsor Reception.”
This is the Premier Load Research Conference brought to you by the AEIC Load Research Committee.
For more information, please contact:
Conference Chair and Organizer:
David Williams @ Gulf Power
Kathy Johnson @ Dominion Power
- Credit card payment prices include a nominal handling fee to cover the cost of credit card transactions incurred by the AEIC Load Research Committee.
- For those paying by check please choose that option from Registration Type and Payment method.
c/o Len Holland, Manager - AEIC Services
Birmingham AL 35291
|July 7, 2013 - July 10, 2013|
|8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Attendee Registration Fee - Pay by Check||$475.00|
|Attendee Registration Fee - Credit Card||$490.00|
|Business Partner Registration & Sponsorship Fee - Pay by Check||$1,075.00|
|Business Partner Registration & Sponsorship Fee - Credit Card||$1,105.00|
Our friends at Fort Collins Utilities are proud to host the Fall 2013 Western Load Research Association (WLRA) meeting and conference in Fort Collins, Colorado, September 18 – 20, 2013.
Please register by August 26, 2013. Conference registration is $500. Conference registration and payment can be completed online below. Those paying by check will need to register and select the “Pay by Check” option and then mail checks payable to “Fort Collins Utilities” to:
Fort Collins Utilities
Attn: Janet McTague
PO Box 580
Fort Collins, CO 80522
The Fall 2013 WLRA meeting and conference will be at the Hilton Fort Collins:
Hilton Fort Collins
425 West Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
You must make your hotel reservations by August 29, 2013 to guarantee room availability and to secure the conference rate of $119 for a Standard Room, or $139 for a King Deluxe Room (plus taxes) per night.
Reservations can be made by telephone or online:
Telephone: (970) 482-2626
The distance from Denver International Airport to the conference hotel is 55 miles.
A taxi is $70 each way and rental car rates vary by company. Shuttle service is $66 round trip and can be reserved online at http://greenrideco.hudsonltd.net/res?USERIDENTRY=WLRA&LOGON=GO
The conference hotel does not offer complimentary shuttles to or from Denver International Airport. If you arrive at the conference by car, note that parking at the hotel is complimentary. The hotel offers free use of their shuttle service to take guests to and from the downtown area.
Special Evening Event
Tour of New Belgium Brewery…
(and perhaps a sample or two) followed by dinner at the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
Be our guest on Thursday night as we take you for a behind-the-scenes tour of one of our local breweries, famous for their beer as well as their conservation and load management efforts. Dinner will follow the tour at one of our popular local restaurants known for their legendary margaritas. You’ll be free to wander downtown to experience the many unique shops, galleries and music venues and then to jump on the free shuttle back to the hotel at your leisure. Additional guest tickets will be $40.
Call for Papers
Presentations at the conference will continue to demonstrate that load research and load forecasting are great tools for dealing with the newer challenges of the modern electric utility industry. This includes smart grid implementations, demand response, renewable energy, dynamic pricing programs, time-of-use rates as well as traditional regulatory needs. Papers and discussions can focus on innovative new technologies and methodologies or the traditional principles of statistical analysis.
WLRA will accept papers on any subject related to load research or load forecasting, including but not limited to, least-cost sampling, end-use research, integrated resource planning, program evaluation, load profiling, innovative rate design, energy efficiency measures and peak-demand forecasts.
WLRA is continuing to expand utility involvement, and special priority consideration will be given to utilities wishing to make presentations. The continued success of the WLRA conferences 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 don’t need to be extravagant and can be as short as fifteen minutes in duration.
If you would like to make a presentation, please fill out the “Call for Papers” form (here - opens in new tab/window) and it will be emailed to Candice Churchwell and Greg Mandelman, WLRA Co-chairs. Please submit your form by September 2, 2013.
The Fall Conference will continue to feature roundtable discussions. If there are topics you would like to discuss during the roundtables, please make sure to note them on your Conference Registration Form or contact Candice Churchwell directly (see contact details below).
WLRA is pleased to announce that Freeman, Sullivan & Company will be organizing this year’s vendor reception. The reception will be held in the evening on Wednesday, September 18th. As always, this is a great opportunity for attendees to catch up with colleagues from across the west, network with new providers and experts and enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
For more information, please contact:
- For credit card purchases the prices include a nominal handling fee to cover the cost of credit card transactions incurred by Load Research Online.
- Your credit card statement will show a charge from “NICNAT NET” which is the parent company of Load Research Online.
- If you are paying by check, please pay the amount shown in the Subtotal and disregard the surcharge.
c/o Dave Hanna, Itron
San Diego CA 92130
|September 18, 2013 - September 20, 2013|
|8:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Additional Guest Fee (for Special Event)||$40.00|