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San Diego Welcomes TechAdvantage 2005

Transmission & Distribution World, Jan 1, 2005

The San Diego Zoo, the beach and warm weather are just a few of the attractions that await visitors to the TechAdvantage 2005 Conference and Exposition.

Scheduled to be held Feb. 23-28, 2005, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina and the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California U.S., TechAdvantage bills itself as the only utility industry conference and trade show exclusively for electric cooperative, management, engineering, operations, information and technology, and supply and purchasing employees. No matter what your focus, TechAdvantage will present powerful ideas, information and technology solutions for electric co-ops.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Conference and expo attendees are invited to take advantage of exclusive pre-conference workshops. The workshops are special learning opportunities guaranteed to further enhance your conference experience. The workshops will take place on Wednesday, February 23, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday's programs cover System Analysis and Overcurrent Protection, Managing Physical and Cyber Security, MultiSpeak Integrator Training, MultiSpeak Users Group Meeting Wind Interconnection, IT Project Management Across Departmental Lines, Certified Purchasing Manager Review and Materials Management Certificate Workshop.

Also, Solar Turbines Inc., a manufacturer of gas turbine power generation solutions for applications in the 1-50 MW size range, will host a tour of one of its manufacturing facilities. Solar's 43-acre facility, one of the most modern of its kind in the world, is located a short 15-minute drive away. A bus will pick visitors up at the hotel and return them there at the conclusion of the tour. Attendance is limited to the first 50 people to register.

Conference and Expo

The TechAdvantage 2005 conference will offer guests three tracks: engineering and operations, information technology and supply management. These tracks will allow attendees to customize their conference experience and maximize their value to the co-op.

TechAdvantage Conference Manager Gary Pfann will welcome visitors during the opening joint general session on Thursday, February 12, followed by opening remarks/industry discussion from Roy Palk, CEO of the East Kentucky Power Cooperative. Last, Glenn English, CEO of the NRECA, will address the business of electric cooperatives. After a short networking/refreshment break, the concurrent workshop sessions will begin.

The TechAdvantage expo runs from Friday, February 25 through Monday, February 28. Visitors will discover products and services to make their life easier and their co-op more successful. Shake hands, ask questions and exchange information with industry giants, entrepreneurs and peers.

Technology Showcase

Discover new technologies at the TechAdvantage Conference, then see them in action at the Technology Showcase. This half-day educational program, comprised of six Tech Tracks, offers attendees a chance to see up close the latest innovations at the forefront of cooperative interest. More than 25 expo exhibitors will showcase their newest technologies in areas such as mobile data, field and information systems, information integration and security, stationary and mobile asset management, data networking and member-focused technologies.

TechAdvantage 2005 Exhibitors

2005 IEEE PES T and D Expo 4DataLink ABB Inc. ACcess Broadband ACES Power Marketing Advanced AMR Technologies Advanced Control Systems Advanced Utility Systems Corp. Altec Industries Inc. Alvarion Inc. American Iron and Steel Institute American Safety Utility Corp. American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Arch Wood Protection Arista Information Systems Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc. Asplundh Tree Expert Co. ATS Inc. Audio Visual Innovations Baron USA Inc. Basin Electric Power Cooperative Beech Street Bermex Inc. Beta Engineering BHP Energy Solutions Ltd. Bombardier Utility Vehicles Bridges Electric Inc. Business Information Systems C.H. Guernsey & Co. C3 - Ilex Calpine Corp. Cannon Technologies Inc. Caremark Inc. Carhartt Cass County Electric Cooperative Catbird Networks Caterpillar Inc. Cayenta Inc. CCN Centurion Inc. CEVA Energy Chapel Mapping CIS Conference Inc. Cogsdale Corp. Colorado Energy Management LLC Comsquared Systems Comverge Inc. Conduit Repair Systems Inc. Continental Utility Solutions Inc. Convectair Cooper Power Systems Cooperative Response Center (CRC) Currin Energy Page, LLC CYME International T&D Inc. Daffron & Associates Inc. Datamatic Ltd. DATAMATX Davey Resource Group Deloitte Delta Star Doble Engineering Co. Document Imaging Solutions Inc. DuPont Vegetation Management E. O. Schweitzer Manufacturing Co. eBid Systems ECI ECO Technology Solutions, LLC Eco-Electrical Systems Inc. Electric Energy Publications Energy Alternatives Energy Consulting Group EnerVision Inc. Enspiria Solutions Inc. - an Osmose Company Envision Utility Software Corp. Equipment Technology Inc. ERMCO ESRI EUDA-GRESCO Utility Supply Inc. Eye Lighting International of North America FLIR Systems FPL Energy Franklin Equipment Co. G&W Electric GE Energy Genics Inc. Geotek Inc., PUPI Division Great Southwestern Construction GridNet Broadband HDW Electronics Health Dialog Henkels & McCoy Inc. High Cotton Hill Manufacturing Inc. Houston Wire and Cable Co. Howard Industries Inc. Hubbell Power Systems Hughes Brothers Inc. Hunt Power/MeterSmart Hunt Technologies Inc. Huskie Tools IBM ICUEE IFD Corp. Infrared Solutions Innovative Utility Products International Utility Structures Inc. Itron JCMB Technology Inc. Joslyn Hi-Voltage Kaddas Enterprises Inc. Katolight Corp. Kershaw Manufacturing Kiefer Industrial Trailers LabOne Inc. Landis+Gyr Manheim Auctions Government Services Inc. Marathon Water Heaters MasTec Inc. Mauell Corp. McFarland Cascade Megger Metabridge LLC Milsoft Utility Solutions Inc. Milspec Miner & Miner MiniMax Moloney Electric Inc. MultiPlan Inc. MultiSpeak - NRECA National Country Market National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) NISC North American Wood Pole Council c/o WWPI North Pacific Group Northrop Grumman IT NRTC Nynas USA Inc. Okonite Co., The ONLINE Utility Exchange Origin GeoSystems Inc. Osmose Utilities Services Inc. Osmose Wood Preserving Panasonic Computer Solutions Co. Patterson & Dewar Engineers Inc. Pike Electric Inc. Pirelli Power Cables & Systems Power Delivery Associates Inc. Power Quality Systems Powerlineman Precise Power Corp. Preformed Line Products ProCore Solutions Professional Computer Systems QEI Inc. Radius Technology Corp. Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements The Renfroe Collection of Fine Art Ripley Co. Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc. SecureWorks SensorLink Corp. Sensus Metering Systems Service Concepts Swett & Crawford - Electric Utilities Division Sherman & Reilly Inc. Siemens PT&D Solar Turbines Solidification Products Int'l Inc. Solomon Corp. Southeastern Data Cooperative Inc. Southeastern Reprographics Inc. (SRI) Staples Business Advantage Statewide Editors Association Steffes Corp. Stratos VSAT Inc. Sumter Utilities Inc. Survalent Technology Corp. T&D Service Co. Tantalus Systems Corp. Technology Fusions Inc. Televox Software Terex Utilities Therma-Ray Inc. Thomas & Betts Corp./Elastimold Time Manufacturing Co. Touchstone Energy Townsend Tree Service Co. Inc. Transworld Network Corp. TRC/SGS Witter Inc. Tripod Data Systems TSE International TVD Inc. TWACS by DCSI Twenty First Century Communications Underwater Kinetics United Services Group Uticom Systems Inc. UTILCO Utilicon Solutions Ltd. (Asplundh Tree Expert Co.) Utility Automation & Engineering T&D Utility Automation Integrators Inc. UTILX Vaughn Manufacturing Corp. Virginia Transformer Corp. VON Corp., The Waukesha Electric Systems Wilson Bohannan Padlock Co. Wipro Technologies Inc. Wood Quality Control Inc.