Event Profile

Engineering & Operations Conference and Trade Show

April 12 — 14, 2022
Spokane Convention Center

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:

The largest gathering of public power utilities in the Northwest, the Engineering & Operations Conference and Trade Show, is set to take place in Spokane, Washington, April 12–14, 2022. The 2022 E&O theme is rightly titled Surviving, Thriving, Forging Ahead. Since we last met in person in Spokane in 2019, utilities have indeed survived and thrived, and continue to forge ahead to provide reliable services though a global pandemic, catastrophic wildland fires, and extreme weather events.

    Trade show—The trade show will have over 200 vendors exhibiting everything from high-voltage equipment and innovative technologies to consulting/engineering services. Booth spaces are now available here. The purchasing process has changed a bit this year, so please reach out to Alyssa at alyssa@nwppa.org or (360) 816-1448 for more information.

    Learning—The 2022 E&O will provide an excellent opportunity to gather and discuss best practices, products, and tools that help utility employees address the continuing challenges of running an electric utility. During the three days of the E&O, you will have multiple opportunities to learn and share. On Tuesday morning, you can choose to attend either the engineering, lineworkers, or supply chain roundtable. Afterwards, you won’t want to miss the keynote address by Johnny “Joey” Jones, retired United States Marine, Fox News contributor, and motivational speaker for Team Never Quit. Jones will captivate you with his story of not only surviving but truly thriving and forging ahead! Throughout the event, you will also be able to choose between more than 20 breakout sessions taught by utility industry subject matter experts.

    Networking—As the energy industry constantly changes, it is essential to establish relationships and build valuable connections with colleagues. At the 2022 E&O, you will be able to reconnect with colleagues and make new connections—in person! The conference also provides the opportunity to celebrate safety and career achievements with the various awards presented throughout the week.

Conference Agenda:

Coming soon!

Conference Location:

Spokane Convention Center
334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201


Davenport Grand
333 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201
(800) 228-9290
Room rate: $165

DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center (SOLD OUT)
322 North Spokane Falls Court
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 455-9600
Room rate: $162

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than March 21, 2022, to secure these rates. Mention that you are coming for the Northwest Public Power Association conference when booking your reservation.

Conference Fees:

Member Early Bird (ends 3/11/22): $700
Member Standard: $750

Non-member Early Bird (ends 3/11/22): $1,025
Non-member Standard: $1,125

Spouse/Guest (includes all events and meals): $200

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

Note: Organizations that register a group of employees will receive every fifth registration for free. For example, if you register five employees, you only pay for four; register 10 employees, you only pay for eight; and so on. There is nothing additional you need to do to receive this discount.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted with a full refund as follows:

For webinars and virtual classes, if the request is made at least five days prior to the course, then 100% of the registration fee will be refunded.

For in-person events, the following fee structure applies: cancellation at least 30 days prior to the event, full refund; within 15-29 days, $100 fee; and within 1-14 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling because NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for 18 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.


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For More Information:

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