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Notice of Staff Meeting
Transmission Research Program Colloquium

California Energy Commission staff will conduct a meeting to present research topics performed in the Commission's transmission research program

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2008 8:30 a.m.
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)
This meeting is also available through WebEx (see public participation).


To present the interim and final results of various research topics undertaken by the Energy Commission's transmission research program. Specifically:

  • Transmission Cost Allocation (and Strategic Benefit) Methodologies
  • Real Time System Operations (RTSO) using Synchrophasors
  • Enhancement of State Estimation Results using Real Time Phasor Measurement Data
  • A Decision Making Tool for Planning Alternative Corridors for Transmission Lines (PACT)
  • WECC Load Modeling
  • WECC Wind Generator Modeling
  • Development of Fault Controller Technology
  • Critical Operating Constraints & Probabilistic Congestion Forecasting
  • High Temperature Low Sag Conductors


The Energy Commission's Research Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Division supports public interest energy research, development, and demonstration. These RD&D activities include providing contracts and grants for research and development of energy technologies and related scientific activities.

The RD&D Division administers a total of $83.5 million in public interest energy research funds annually - $62.5 million for electricity and $21 million for natural gas.

Within the division the Transmission Research Program performs research projects that have the potential to enhance transmission capabilities.

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this forum, please contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

Please direct all news media inquiries to the Media Office, at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at

Technical questions on the subject matter of this notice should be directed to Jamie Patterson at (916) 657-4819 or by email at


Participation is available through WebEx, the Energy Commission's on-line meeting service. To attend this meeting via WebEx, go to and enter the meeting number: 924 450 176. When prompted, enter your information and the meeting password: trp@2008. After you login, a prompt will ask for your phone number. In the Number box, type your area code and phone number and click OK. You will receive a call back on your phone for the audio of the meeting. International callers can use the "Country/Region" button to help make their connection.

WebEx participation for callers with an extension type phone number (example: 916-454-5555 x451) go to and enter the meeting number: 924 450 176. When prompted, enter your information and meeting password: trp@2008. After you login, a prompt will ask for your phone number. CLICK CANCEL. Instead call (866) 469-3239 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada). When prompted, enter the meeting number above and your unique Attendee ID number which is listed in the top left area of your screen after you login. International callers can dial in using the "Show all global call-in numbers" link (also in the top left area).

If you have difficulty joining the meeting, please call the WebEx Technical Support number at 1-866-229-3239. Please be aware that the meeting's WebEx audio and on-screen activity may be recorded.


Note: California Energy Commission's formal name is State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.