Event Profile

Wildfires: What Utilities Need to Know

January 24 — 25, 2024
Embassy Suites Portland Airport

Who Should Attend:

Utility representatives, policymakers, technology experts and managers who work on wildfire matters.

Conference Agenda:

Check back for full agenda

Conference Overview:

Since we last convened at the NWPPA Wildfire Workshop in January 2023, the profound threat and costs of fire within our region have continued to grow. We continue to witness escalating wildland fire behavior; increasing risks to utility crews and responders; significant loss of homes and property; dramatic growth in suppression costs; rising post-fire impacts; and continued injuries and loss of lives. With public power on the front lines of the crisis, this conference (consisting of two back-to-back half days) will provide a unique forum for collaborative interaction.

Detailed agenda to follow shortly.

Conference Schedule:

Registration will begin at 11 a.m. Pacific Time, and the class will run from noon to 4:30 p.m. on the first day and 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the second day. Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.

Conference Location:

Embassy Suites by Hilton PDX Airport
7900 NE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97220 

Room Rate: $159. Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than December 27, 2023, to secure this room rate.  If you are calling the hotel to book your room, the discount code is 91Z.

Conference Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 12/24/2023): $300
Utility Member Standard: $375

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 12/24/2023): $450
Associate Member Standard: $525

Non-Member Early Bird (ends 12/24/2023): $600
Non-Member Standard: $675

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 Policies:

For webinarsvirtual classes, and section meetings: cancellation at least five days prior to the event, full refund; within 1-4 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.
For in-person events: 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.

If canceling because the attendee is showing COVID-19 symptoms any time before the event, a full refund will be issued; if leaving during the event for COVID-19 reasons, a prorated refund will be issued.

When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions. To request a refund, please contact Registration@nwppa.org, or call (360) 254-0109. 

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for six continuing hours. Certificates are available upon full completion of the course.

For More Information:

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