We remember: Butch Gehrig

(February 16) Lifelong Odell resident and longtime Hood River Electric Cooperative Board Member Butch Gehrig passed away on February 15. Gehrig joined the HREC Board in 1998 and served ...

Big Flat’s Van Voast Earns NRECA CCD

(February 12) Alan Van Voast, a Big Flat Electric Cooperative (Malta, Mont.) board member, recently received the Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate from National Rural Electric ...

OPALCO’s First Local Microgrid Is Complete!

(February 11) The first local renewable microgrid is complete on Decatur Island. What’s a microgrid? In this case, a relatively small solar array coupled with one megawatt of battery storage. ...


Upcoming Events

Administrative Professionals Series: Expanding Your Ability to Influence

March 9 – 25, 2021
​This is a three-part series of classes that provides utility-specific information directed toward administrative assistants and executive secretaries who want to become more effective in managing their tasks and in communicating with others. By registering for all three classes, you will receive a discount off the total registration fee.

Lineworker Virtual Roundtable

March 25, 2021
​NWPPA is committed to providing lineworkers throughout the Greater Pacific Northwest with high-quality learning experiences that promote professional development. Lineworker Roundtable Discussions provide utility line crews with a way to touch base with colleagues and learn from one another in a participant-driven online format.

Microsoft Office Essentials Webinar Series: Microsoft Planner Essentials

April 8, 2021
​Are you looking for a tool that will help you with projects? Microsoft Planner can help! In this hands-on course, you will earn how to utilize Microsoft Planner to create a simple project plan consisting of tasks, assignments, start/due dates, and documents.

Stakeholder Relations and Negotiations

March 23 — April 1, 2021
​In this four-part webinar series instructor Julie Ryan will provide the content including Q&A, polling, examples, and active discussion. She will also set up activities to practice the concepts of negotiation during the breakout sessions. Class activities will draw from real-life utility stakeholder issues, simplified and adapted for classroom teaching.

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Utility Responses to COVID-19

Thank you to all of our NWPPA members who have shared their policies and practices concerning Coronavirus. The following is a clearinghouse of the news releases we have

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