Event Profile

NWPPA Engineering & Operations Conference and Trade Show

April 10 — 13, 2017
Reno Ballroom



Who Should Attend:

Electric utility engineering and operations personnel, as well as those in information technology, safety, purchasing, environmental, accounting, communications, or any area where a more in-depth knowledge of engineering and operations would be beneficial.

Conference Overview:

Wild times are facing our industry, but attending this conference will help your utility deal with these important issues: community solar; microgrids; residential solar generations; changing state and federal regulations; aging infrastructure; energy storage; changing workforce; no/low load growth; demand response; and much more! Mark your calendar today and plan to attend. At this year's E&O Conference, you will find:

  • Opportunities to meet your peers during events such as our engineering, linemen, and purchasing and stores roundtables; educational sessions; and general sessions. Peer networking is the number-one reason for attendance for many attendees.
  • Educational sessions that will present the latest best practices and innovations in your line of work.
  • Meet with exhibitors in our trade show to go over your needs back at your utility and see the latest technology, consulting services, and more in person.

The 2017 NWPPA E&O provides the best bang for your buck! Compare the E&O hotel rates, registration fee, and benefits (such as the number of meals that are provided as part of the fee) to other events of this size, and you will find that it is easy on your budget. A good price for a quality event makes for a good deal. We’re looking forward to seeing you in Reno.

For more information on the conference and trade show

There you will find the conference agenda as well as information on exhibiting, the vendor café, utility awards, hotels and sponsorships.  


Conference Location & Hotel Information:


Reno Ballroom

401 North Center Street

Reno, NV  89501


Trade Show:

Reno Events Center

400 North Center Street

Reno, NV  89501



Silver Legacy Resort Casino
407 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89501
(800) 687-8733


Room rate: $73 for a Luxury single/double during the midweek (Sun-Thu) or $109 during the weekend (Fri-Sat).


Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than March 7, 2017, to secure this rate. Use Group Code NWPPA17 when calling to book your reservation. Or use the following link to book online: NWPPA Online Booking

NWPPA Hotel Reservation & Cancellation Policy:

All room reservations require full payment for all reserved nights at the time you reserve your room.


If you cancel or wish to reduce your hotel reservation, the following applies:

1.Before March 7, 2017, you will be refunded all but one night’s payment.

2.After March 7, 2017, no refunds will be given.


In light of the hotel reservation and cancellation policy, designed to allow the maximum use of the Silver Legacy Resort Casino, please register for the NWPPA E&O Conference & Trade Show before you reserve a room. Please do not reserve extra rooms or blocks of rooms for colleagues that are not registered or whom may potentially attend because this reduces availability for registered attendees. Please book only rooms that you will actually use.


If you have any questions, please call NWPPA at (360) 254-0109 and ask for help with hotel policies.

Hotel Reservations Alert:

A third party claiming to represent NWPPA has been contacting attendees of upcoming NWPPA meetings and conferences and offering assistance with hotel reservations. No such third party is affiliated with NWPPA or authorized to represent us — please do NOT make hotel reservations through any third party that may contact you by phone or email.

These are the only room blocks secured by NWPPA.  No other organizations are holding room blocks for NWPPA for this event, nor has NWPPA authorized any other organizations to contact attendees to assist with hotel reservations for this event.

Conference Fees:

Member Early Bird (extended through 3/24/2017): $595
Member Standard: $670

Non-member Early Bird (extended through 3/24/2017): $1,785
Non-member Standard: $1,860

Spouse/Companion Fee – Includes all events and meals: $175


For exhibitor and/or spouse registration, please contact Gail Patterson directly at (360) 816-1450 or gail@nwppa.org.

For More Information:

To find out more about this event, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.