Electric Market Forecasting Conference (ElectricForecasting2)

Venue: Skamania Lodge

Location: Stevenson, Washington, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 11, 2002 End Date/Time: Sep 13, 2002
Registration Date: Sep 11, 2002
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2002 Electric Market Forecasting Conference
Skamania Lodge, Washington

Conference Dates: September 12-13, 2002
Forecasting in electricity markets is more challenging to predict than ever. Increase awareness of emerging resource development options, transmission, fuel strategies and approaches to managing uncertainty in volatile energy markets.
The conference venue is the beautiful Skamania Lodge in the scenic Columbia River Gorge--45 minutes East of Portland International Airport, Portland, Oregon. A mind expanding setting for an executive-and professional level exchange of information and strategies concerning North American energy markets.
Navigating Future Energy Markets
Resource decisions are made in the present and depend on the expectation of a flow of revenues in the future. Volatility and risk must be managed, forcing all participants to carefully examine the underlying factors and accurately assess their current and future market options.

For the 5th year, EPIS, Inc., developer of the AURORA„§ƒnelectric market model, has assembled a stimulating program of interest to any company exposed to energy market risks. This year¡¦s agenda includes a detailed look at the emerging issues in North America ¡V an exploration of resource options and market dynamics.

This year¡¦s conference will feature thoughtful exchanges on:

Viable Resource Technology Options to meet future demand
Valuing and Financing Generation Projects
Emerging Transmission Considerations
Fuel Markets
Price and Volume Volatility in Turbulent Markets

You¡¦ll hear from top-level speakers representing companies that have been there ¡V General Electric, Gas Technology Institute, UBS Warburg, Coral Power, FPL Energy, Williams Energy Marketing and Trade and others. Plus there will be informative ¡§roll-up-your-sleeves¡¨ sessions on applied forecasting by Capstone Energy, TransAlta, and RCS.

The Conference Agenda

Wednesday, September 11 Conference Kick-off Event starting at 6:00 p.m.
Dinner Cruise on a sternwheeler river boat in the Columbia River Gorge. An Evening of dinner and music for attendees and their guests. Complimentary Dinner for Attendees and Spouses

Thursday, September 12 Electric Market Forum (all day)
Technology Sessions: Available Today and Expected in the Future

Distributed Generation Technology Trends including fuel cells, gas turbines, and gas-fueled reciprocating engines.

Dr Robert Stokes, Vice President of Research and Deployment, Gas Technology Institute (GTI)
Wind Technology

Robert Thresher, Director,
National Wind Technology Center
DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Generation Technology

Ed Lowe,
Manager, Gas Turbine Combined Cycle Product Lines,
GE Power Systems

Transmission Technology
Tim Leyshock, Senior Vice President,
Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution Co.

Fuel Forecasting in Volatile Markets
Bethel King, Manager
Williams Energy Marketing and Trade

New Trends in Valuing Generation Projects and the Perspectives of Utility and Independent Owners
Scott DeGhetto, Executive Director
Utilities Group, UBS Warburg

Risk Management and Future Resource Development:
Panel Discussion
Panel Facilitator: Jim Letzelter, President, GenerSys
Panel Members:

Bobby Adjemian, Director, Market Strategies,
FPL Energy Services

Don Winslow, Vice President,
PacifiCorp Power Marketing

Marino Monardi, Director, Energy Risk Management,
Puget Sound Energy

William Foley, Director, Energy Trading and Marketing,
Deutsche Bank, New York

Golf Scramble at Skamania Golf Course (afternoon)
Attendees and Spouses (complimentary)

Friday, Sept. 13 Applied Market Forecasting (morning)
Delivering Decision Makers Results
Mohamed Abdi, Senior Resource Analyst

Modeling and Valuing Cogeneration
Ray Bliven, Senior Research Analyst
Regulatory and Cogeneration Services

Modeling New Resource Development
Larry Vielhaber, Manager, Price Forecasting
Capstone Global Energy

Short-Term Portfolio Analysis Modeling
Jay Jacobsen, Senior Energy Risk Management Analyst, Puget Sound Energy

Future Market Modeling Capabilities in Today:
Peter Swartz, Vice President, EPIS, Inc.

Pre-Conference Workshop

A pre-conference workshop on energy market modeling (both introductory and advanced levels) ¡V included in the conference registration.

Wednesday, September 11 Half day starting at 1:00 p.m.
Energy Market Modeling, Advanced and Introductory
EPIS, Inc.

Advanced and introductory sessions on energy market modeling, including short- and long-term price forecasting based on fundamental market drivers. Workshop also addresses capacity expansion, portfolio analysis, emissions effects and more. Cost: Included in conference registration fee.


1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way
United States

Additional Information

Accommodations Make your own reservations at Skamania Lodge. To reserve a room, call 1-800-221-7117. Mention ¡§Electric Market Forecasting Conference¡¨ to get the block room rate. For suggestions on other accommodations, please call EPIS at (503) 722-2023 x201. We strongly recommend you make your hotel room accommodations early due to the limited number of rooms. For more information on accommodations, click here>>. Cancellations A refund (less $25 administration fee) will be made if written cancellation notice is received by August 15, 2002. A substitute attendee is always welcome at no extra charge. Register for Conference Register by sending the information below to EPIS by: FAX (503) 722-7130 MAIL 1800 Blankenship Rd., Suite 350, West Linn, OR 97068 Or register by PHONE at (503) 722-2023 x201.