Chelan PUD Commissioners Boost Fund to Help Cover the Bills for People in Need

(January 20) Chelan PUD (Wenatchee, Wash.) commissioners voted Tuesday to double the donations customer-owners have given since...

Power Up on Solar Power, Santa Clara

(January 20) On January 8, the City of Santa Clara’s (Calif.) municipal electric utility, Silicon Valley Power, successfully deployed two new solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations...

PNGC Power Begins Regional Conversation

(January 19) As the Northwest energy industry continues to evolve, PNGC Power and its 15 rural electric cooperative members today announced the adoption of a “Big Three” list of policy priorities...


Upcoming Events

Positively Handling Stress and Stressors

February 18, 2021
​Everyone talks about being “stressed out” but how many people really know exactly what stress is and how it really affects them? In this course, Debra Ballard will help you explore stress from all angles: what it really is, what effects it has, where it comes from for the individual, and how we sometimes make ourselves more vulnerable to stress with poor coping skills.

Electric Utility Business Fundamentals

February 2 — 23, 2021
​This webinar series is comprised of six interactive webinars and one chat session where participants learn about the history of the electric utility sector, the business operations, the region in which it operates, emerging trends facing the utility, and the key financial, market, and regulatory drivers that impact its operations and customers.

Team Dynamics

February 10 — 11, 2021
​No matter what role you hold, chances are you are part of a team. You may even find yourself participating on different teams within your role, including task forces, project teams, committees, and more. Understanding how teams work and how you can contribute to positive team culture and collaboration can help group undertakings go more smoothly and successfully.

PowerPoint for Presenters

February 16 — 17, 2021
​You may have been using PowerPoint for years, but instructor Neal Otto wants to refresh your view of this powerful and essential tool. In this two-part course, you will learn how to create dynamic, engaging PowerPoint presentations by considering your audience and defining the purpose of your presentation. You will learn the basics of choosing themes, working with slides, bullet lists, outline view, spellcheck, and adding and working with graphics.

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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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Updated on a bi-monthly basis, the training catalog offers a comprehensive list of all the training and events offered by NWPPA.

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These certificate programs are designed to enhance and certify your skills as a professional in the utility industry.