Event Profile

Engineering & Operations Conference and Trade Show - POSTPONED

April 7 — 9, 2020
Reno Ballroom

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NWPPA’s primary consideration will always be the safety of our members and staff. As a training organization, we also strive to involve our broadest membership in our events. We have been closely monitoring both the status of public health concerns and the increasing travel restrictions at our member utilities; as a result the 2020 Engineering & Operations Conference and Trade Show scheduled for April 7-9 in Reno, Nev., has been postponed with the intention to reschedule the event in whole or in part later in the year.

We will distribute more information as soon as possible. Those who are registered for the event will receive refund information via email from NWPPA but will need to cancel their own hotel and travel reservations.

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 is set to take place in Reno, Nev., on April 7-9, 2020. The Engineering & Operations Conference and Trade Show is the premier event for utilities and vendors alike.

    Trade show—Over 200 exhibitors will be showcasing their latest products, innovations, and technologies.

    Conferences—In addition to renowned keynote speakers, roundtable discussions, and executive panels, nearly 30 different sessions will be presented.

    Networking—As the energy industry constantly changes, it is essential to establish relationships and build valuable connections with colleagues.


Please see the Exhibitor Packet, or contact Janet Denman at (360) 816-1443 or janet@nwppa.org for details.

Conference Agenda:

Click here to view a PDF of the conference program.


Conference Location:
Reno Ballroom
401 North Center Street
Reno, NV 89501

Trade Show Location:
Reno Events Center
400 North Center Street
Reno, NV 89501

Hotel Information:

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

Room rate: $65 for a single/double during the midweek (Sun-Thu) or $119 during the weekend (Fri-Sat)

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than March 20, 2020, to secure this rate. Use Group Code NWPPA20 when booking your reservation. Or book online with the following link: https://book.passkey.com/go/NWPPA20

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 20, you will be refunded all but one night’s payment.
  2. After March 20, no refunds will be given.

In light of the hotel reservation and cancellation policy, designed to allow the maximum use of the Silver Legacy Hotel, please register for the NWPPA E&O Conference and 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 as 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.

Conference Fees:

Member Early Bird (ends 3/07/2020): $615
Member Standard: $690

Non-member Early Bird (ends 3/07/2020): $1,845
Non-member Standard: $1,920

Spouse/Guest (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.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100 percent of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

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

For More Information:

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