Online registration is currently closed, but spaces are still available. If you would like to attend this event, please call NWPPA at 360-254-0109, and our staff will be happy to help you.
Who Should Attend:
New employees (we recommend at least six months at the utility before attending), experienced employees, utility commissioners, and board members who want to expand their understanding of how a utility business works.
There are many interesting roles and opportunities in today’s electric utility. With the changes in energy sources, community needs, legislative impact, and consumer requirements, being new in this business can be exciting and challenging. The acronyms alone are daunting! Even those with years of experience are finding that a refresher is helpful in order to see the big picture. This course is two days of content, examples, resources, and discussion to help get a handle on the various components of the business of the electric utility and how they fit together.
Areas of focus during the two days are:
- Differences between community-owned and investor-owned utilities
- What does it mean to be a vertically integrated utility
- The various functions of a utility
- Customer load
- A look at the region
- Balancing authorities
- Load and resources
- Balancing load, resources, and wholesale power markets
- The alphabet soup of federal and state regulators and other touchpoints with utilities
- The evolving power grid
- Utility financial management
- The electric rate-making process
- Customers and their changing needs and expectations
- Utility workforce in transition
You’ll leave this class with just enough knowledge to be dangerous!
Julie Ryan, Aether Advisors
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on the first day, and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days. Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided both days.
Course Location and Hotel Information:
Hampton Inn & Suites
495 S. Capitol Boulevard
Boise, ID 83702
Room rate: $135 for a single/double
Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than February 4, 2020, to secure this rate. Mention
that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation. Or, use the following link to book online: Reservations.
Complimentary shuttle service is
available to and from the Boise Airport beginning at 4:15 a.m. until the last
flight of the evening. Please contact the front desk for details or for pick
Utility Member Early Bird (extended through 2/25/2020): $720
Utility Member Standard: $795
Associate Member Early Bird (extended through 2/25/2020): $1,080
Associate Member Standard: $1,155
Non-member Early Bird (extended through 2/25/2020): $2,160
Non-member Standard: $2,235
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.
This course qualifies for 12 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.