How Do I Become a Utility Member?

Northwest Public Power Association was founded in 1940 to serve the collective interests of cooperatives, public and people’s utility districts, municipalities and mutual public power utilities throughout the region. As a not-for-profit membership organization, once a utility joins, all employees of that utility may participate in the Associations’ programs.

Membership investment is calculated by a formula based on your system’s retail kilowatt-hour sales, number of active meters, and the number of employees at your utility. If you would like to know more about NWPPA utility membership, or receive a membership calculation, email us at, call (360) 254-0109, or write to us at 9817 NE 54th St., Ste. 200, Vancouver, WA 98662-6064.40

How Do I Become an Associate Member?

Membership provides the opportunity to increase sales. Exhibit or network at our many conferences, workshops, and forums. For example, our annual Engineering & Operations Conference brings together operations managers, engineering and linecrew employees, and businesses allied with the industry and offers exhibiting and speaking opportunities. Exhibiting at our annual meeting also provides opportunities to show your products and services to utility board members and general managers—the utility decision makers. Opportunities to increase sales are many!

Membership gives you access to our many conferences and workshops. We offer more than 250 training and education opportunities each year. Associate members can register for selected conferences or classes at the member rate. Many times, the amount you pay for an associate membership more than off-sets the difference between a member/non-member registration fee.

To learn more about associate membership opportunities, contact us at or by phone at (360) 816-1448.

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