Northwest Area APDA
2006 Fall Meeting Denver, Colorado

September 19-21, 2006
Holiday Inn Denver-City Center

***** Northwest Area Officers Present *****
President: Doug Krust - CHPD
Vice President: Terry Enmark - AESO
Secretary: Rick Krumpeck - BPA
Treasurer: Arlen Simon - DOPD
Trustee: Dave Bennett - BCTC

***** APDA Members Present *****

Henry Strong - Transpower Kevin Conway - GCPD Dean Pozzo-Fortis BC
Randoph Pascoe-BCTC Darren Wilkie - AESO Chris Boucher-BCTC
Ken Nogles-GCPD Bobbie Roberts-NWE Rod Sweet-BPA
Rob Schoenberg-BPA Tim Loepker-BPA Bill McBean-BPA
Mark Antoshewski-AESO James Ford-Southern Co Bob Wesselink-PGE
Sandra Littleton-BPA

***** Secretary's Report *****

Minutes of the Spring 2006 meeting were read by Secretary Rick Krumpeck and accepted as read.

In the near future the forms on the webpage will be replaced by newer, user friendly ones. The database will hopefully be moved to web based product and we are working with SOS Intl who has offered their help

***** Correspondence *****


***** Report of Area Treasurer *****

Submitted by Arlen Simon NW Area Treasurer

***** Report of Area Trustee *****

The Northwest area held its spring meeting in Calgary, Alberta on June 19th – 21st, 2006 at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel.   The APDA spring national business meeting, and officers meeting was held in conjunction with the NW area meeting.  Also, the NWPP held its one day system dispatchers meeting on June 22nd, with many of the APDA attendees taking part in NWPP NERC CE training.  Thanks to Al Gulutzan and the AESO for organizing and hosting a successful spring meeting!

 Highlights of the APDA training agenda included:

  AESO System Operations Overview
Montana Electric Tie Project
Wind Forcasting – Concepts and Methodology – from Tesla Forecasting
AESO Blackstart and Restoration Training Exercise
Voltage Control and Simulations Presentation
Situational Awareness presentation – from SOS Intl.
Entergy – Katrina Restoration – from SE Area Trustee, Liz Langlois

 On the social agenda was the annual NW APDA golf tournament, held at Lynx Ridge Golf and Country Club, and the APDA banquet, held at the Sheraton Cavalier.

 The APDA National Officers meeting was held on the evening of June 19th.

The APDA NW Area business meeting was held from 0815-0917 on June 21st.

The APDA National business meeting was held from 0930-1100 on June 21st.

 An APDA National Officers conference call was held on August 7th, 2006 to discuss the National Treasury, and how to improve area reporting.

 The APDA NW currently has 230 regular paid members, and 89 life members.

 The APDA NW and National fall meeting to be held in Eugene, Oregon, hosted by EWEB, was cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.  Many thanks to the SW area and Michele Wynne for allowing us to combine the NW, SW, and National meetings here in Denver.

 The APDA NW area 2007 Spring Meeting, and National Meeting will be hosted by BPA, in  Portland, Oregon, tentatively the week of June 12th, 2007.

***** Report of Area President *****

Submitted by Doug Krust NW Area President

Doug Krust thanked Al Gulutzen for his past work as President

Bonneville Power Administration will be hosting the Spring 2007 meeting in Portland, Oregon sometime in Early June 2007.  Meeting will be in conjunction with the NWPP spring meeting.  Rick Hall and Rod Sweet are contact persons and would welcome any help or ideas for the upcoming meeting.

The NWAPDA webpage is outdated, Gayle Taylor is our Webmaster.  Doug asked for volunteers to assist Gayle in updating the webpage.  Item tabled till next meeting.  Bob Wesselink may have some ideas.

The CEH hours that we are currently offering at our meetings should be a major benefit for all utilities.  Everyone should speak to their management, as they are quite cost effective.  Urge your management to send their people for CEH credits and to support APDA.

***** Report from the Nominating Committee *****

Nothing to report

***** Unfinished Business *****


***** New Business *****

A motion was made by Bob Wesselink to reduce annual dues by $5.00 per year as the National has reduced their dues. Motion seconded by Kevin Conway.  Motion Passed.

A motion was made by Bob Wesselink to reduce the Canadian dues to match the NWAPDA dues as the Canadian Exchange rate is close to the dollar. Motion seconded by Kevin Conway, Motion passed.

 Doug Krust made a motion that the NWAPDA look to purchase coffee mugs and offer one to every member.  He has found a vendor online that could provide the mugs for approx $3.50 per mug.  The mugs would have the APDA logo inscribed .  Motion seconded by Arlen Simon, Motion passed.  Doug and Arlen will request samples of all styles and make a decision.  Mugs will be ordered.

Bobbie Roberts commented that CEH’s were good motivation for helping attendance at the meetings.

***** Report of Accident and Sickness *****

Nothing to report.

***** Good of the Association *****

$1000.00 check will be furnished to the SWAPDA to help reduce the costs incurred for the fall 2006 meeting in Denver, Colorado.

Respectfully submitted
Rick Krumpeck-Secretary