Who and Where We Serve
We serve the interest of public power in the Greater Pacific Northwest. Our membership is comprised of western public utilities, as well as associate members, who support the utility industry. NWPPA’s ability to connect utility and associate members is mutually beneficial: it provides a connection to industry-relevant products, services, and new technologies, while also offering a means to network directly with key professionals and collaborate to keep our industry at the leading edge.
Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA) is a not-for-profit association of over 150 public/people’s utility districts, electric cooperatives, municipalities, and Crown corporations in the Western U.S. and Canada.
NWPPA also serves the networking needs of over 300 Associate Members across the U.S. and Canada who are allied with the electric utility industry.
NWPPA 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 Northwest, including Alaska, California, and British Columbia. As a not-for-profit membership organization, once a utility joins, all employees of that utility may participate in the Association’s programs.