Northwest Power Pool


APDA 2007 Spring Meeting

Hosted by Bonneville Power Administration

The Northwest Power Pool will be held on June 19th and 20th. Northwest APDA spring meeting will be held in Portland, OR on June 19th thru 21st at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel.

NWAPDA Schedule of Events

Tuesday June 19th, 2006

15:00 - ?   Early Registration

Wednesday  June 20th, 2006

12:30 – 14:30   SOS
                           Trends, Training and tools (3T's) for Balancing and interchange Operators
                           CE Hours: NERC, SM & EO: 2

14:45 - 16:30   TESLA
                           Load Forecasting
                           Projected CE Hours: 2

Thursday June  21st, 2006

07:30 - 08:30   Dick Schwartz PNSC
                           Directives & Communication Procedures
                           CE Hours OP, PRO, NERC, WECC: 1

08:45 - 09:45 Dick Schwartz PNSC
Real Time Reporting Requirements
CE Hoursr OP, PRO, NERC & WECC: 1

10:00-12:00 Local/National APDA Meeting

13:00 - Team Building Activity (Members & Guests)
Green Meadows Golf Course

18:00 - Happy Hour

19:00 -  Banquet

Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235 Northeast Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220
(503) 281-2500
Toll Free 1-800-325-3535 Central Reservations Center

Room Reservations:

The group rate for the meeting is $114 per night. This rate is available until May 31, 2007 and is subject to availability. To make reservations, contact the hotel at (503) 281-2500 and ask for the APDA group rate.  You may also make reservations online at the custom APDA reservations page by clicking on the link above.

Air Travel:

Airlines with flights to/from the Portland International Airport (PDX) include: Alaska Airlines, America West, American Airlines, Big Sky, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Horizon Air, Jet Blue, Northwest, Southwest, United and Air Canada.  Visit for more information.

Ground Transportation:

The Sheraton provides a courtesy shuttle to and from PDX. The pickup area for taxis, town cars and hotel vans is located in the center section of the airport terminal's lower roadway (on the baggage claim and departure level.)  The following car rental companies are located in the airport: Avis Rent-a-Car, Budget Rent-a-Car, Dollar Rent-a-Car, Enterprise Rent-a-Car and Hertz Rent-a-Car. The Sheraton is 2.1 miles from PDX.  Information about Portland’s public transportation system is attached.

Local Attractions:

A complimentary shuttle to Bridgeport Village Shopping Center will be provided for your guests on Wednesday June 20th.  Information regarding the following local attractions can be obtained from the hotel concierge.


•   Broadmoor Golf Course (4 mi)                                        •   Clackamas Towne Center (Shopping) (10 mi)
•   Windsurfing (5 mi)                                                           •   Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) (12 mi)
•   Oregon Art Institute/Historical Society (9 mi)                  •   Oregon Zoo (15 mi)
•   Portland Civic Theatre Symphony and Opera (9 mi)       •   Multnomah Falls (16.0 mi)
•   Portland Art Museum (9 mi)                                             •   Metro Washington Park Zoo (16 mi)
•   Japanese Rose Gardens (9 mi)                                          •   Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort (50 mi)
•   Lloyd Center Mall (9 mi)                                                  •   Oregon Coast (55 mi)