Increasing the Value of Weather Information in the Operation of the Electric Power System

At the National Center for Atmospheric Research

Foothills Laboratory, Building 2

Boulder, Colorado

3450 Mitchell Lane

November 6 & 7, 2002.

Sponsored by the United States Weather Research Program (USWRP)


The electric power industry has long applied weather information to reduce risk and increase reliability. Under deregulation, decision makers in electric power will become more diverse and decentralized. Reliability may require new tools in policy, technology, and information. In this workshop, participants from the electric power industry and meteorology will build on known needs for improved weather information to advise improvements and demonstration projects in weather forecasting, communications, and decision support tools. Collaborative research projects will be outlined which integrate the needs for weather information with the capabilities of meteorology and information systems. Discussions will focus on projects with a 5-10 year horizon.


Please read the 3-page background paper which describes the role of weather in electricity sector decision making in more detail.


Expected Results

RFPs for collaborative research projects will result.

Hotel Information and Travel to NCAR

USWRP has reserved rooms at the Millenium Hotel in Boulder for $79 per night, including a breakfast. It is not necessary to rent a car to get to Boulder or to travel within the city. We can help plan transportation for anyone who does not want to rent a car. Please let us know in advance, however. Hotel Information, Bus and Shuttle Schedules, and Maps to NCAR

Agenda and  Speaker Biographies

Expectations from the Breakout Groups on Day 2


The Weather in Boulder

For Assistance


Jeremy Hackney

(303) 497-8111

Administrative, Travel, and Hotel

Carey Kerschner

(303) 497-8197


Anne Oman

(303) 497-8117