Welcome to the NWPPA News & Publication Center

NWPPA produces a variety of communication products to help meet our member’s needs and communicate the business of the Association. From a weekly email newsletter to a monthly magazine and annual Directory the Association keeps members abreast of the latest in news and products for the electric utility industry. We also offer a “best in communications” awards program to recognize outstanding communications from around the region, Check out our various communications products below.

Bulletin - NWPPA's Monthly Magazine

Bulletin Good decisions are made with accurate and timely information. NWPPA's Bulletin magazine is a 32-page regional electric industry magazine published monthly that provides current industry news plus in-depth articles on NWPPA members and important regional issues. The magazine also includes best-practice stories on functional areas within a utility, giving readers valuable information on ways to do their jobs better. The magazine also features a monthly Washington D.C. Update which reports on electrical energy issues and legislation on the federal level. Additional columns running quarterly throughout the year focus on utility industry legal issues, and hazardous materials. The Association's calendar of workshops and conferences is included each month in the Bulletin providing readers with information on training opportunities at various locations throughout the West. Each month the magazine provides a popular Job Mart section where utility industry job opportunities are listed throughout the region. Articles are done in a news-brief style and offer easy, quick reading for utility executives, board members, commissioners and staff. Subscription to the Bulletin is free to members. Click here to subscribe now!

Excellence in Communication

e-Bulletin - Weekly E-mail Newsletter

NWPPA produces a weekly electronic newsletter called the e-Bulletin. One page, but linked to details, the e-Bulletin is an easy to read digest of current information about national legislative/regulatory issues; training classes; industry wide events and new job openings.

N.W. Electric Utility Directory - Published Annually by NWPPA

2014-2015 Directory

Annually NWPPA publishes a 136-page resource guide called the Northwest Electric Utility Directory. This guide book contains important information about Western electric utilities, associations, Congressional delegates and government agencies. The Directory provides detailed information about utility statistics, staff, commissioners, board members, and contact information. NWPPA Associate Members that supply goods and services to the electric industry are listed in a special Product & Service Guide. Utilities, trade groups, service providers, and government agencies have come to rely on this valuable desk reference publication. Subscription is free to members. Click here to reserve your copy now!


NWPPA conducts three utility specific surveys for members throughout the year via its web site. Survey results are published in aggregate and made available online to members as PDF files. Surveys conducted are: General Manager's Wage & Compensation Survey; Director, Commissioner & Other Elected Officials Annual Survey of Fees & Expenses; and the Linecrew Wage & Benefit Survey. Survey participation is limited to utility members only.

Excellence In Communication Awards Competition

This awards competition was started to recognize NWPPA member’s best: Newsletters; News Release; Annual Reports; Media Campaign/Advertising; Internet Web site; Photography; and Wild Card. Any consumer-owned electric utility currently a member in good standing with NWPPA may enter. An advertising agency may submit entries in the name of a qualified client. For more information on the competition contact NWPPA at nwppa@nwppa.org.

Click here to view the awards competition brochure

Association News Releases

Ever wonder what NWPPA is up to? Check out our News Release area and find out the latest on Association activities and awards.

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For additional information on communication activities within the Association, please contact Debbie Kuraspediani at debbie@nwppa.org.