APDA 2008 Spring Meeting

Hosted by Portland General Electric

The Northwest Power Pool Meetings will be held on May 20th 1300 – 1700 and May 21st 0800 – 1200. The Northwest APDA Spring Meeting will be held on May 21st 1300 – 1700 and May 22nd 0800 – 1200 at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel.

NWAPDA Schedule of Events

Tuesday May 20th, 2008

1500 -- ? Early Registration

Wednesday May 21st, 2008

1300 - 1500 SOS - Clyde E. (Gene) Tidwell

System Protection or Voltage Control
CE Hours: NERC, SM & EO: 2

1500 - 1600 PNSC - Jim Graffy

Pro Rata Reserve Sharing

1600 - 1700 PNSC - Dick Swartz

Real Time Reporting Requirements

Thursday May 22nd, 2008

0800 – 1000 PACW - Ron Verraneqult

Fundamentals of Excitation
CE Hours NERC: 2

1000 - 1100 Northwest APDA Meeting

1100 - 1200 National APDA Meeting

1300 - Team Building Activity (Members & Guests)
Glendoveer Golf Course

1800 - Happy Hour

1900 - Banquet

Northwest Area APDA
Spring 2008 Meeting
Hotel Information

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 $106 per night. This rate is available until April 30, 2008 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 http://www.flypdx.com/ 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:

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)