Trade shows 

  • NWPPA connects you to our utility members via trade shows with exhibitor opportunities.
  • Our largest annual event, the Engineering & Operations Conference and Trade Show, offers approximately 200 booth spaces.
  • The second trade show occurs at our Alaska Electric Utility Conference, which is a smaller version of the E&O that is held in Alaska every other year. The next AEUC will occur Nov. 18-21 this year in Anchorage and will have about 80 booths available.
  • Both are fantastic opportunities to interact with potential clients and connect in person with current customers.


  • NWPPA connects you to our utility members via sponsorship opportunities for all our conferences.
  • Reach attendees of our Annual Meeting, Northwest Innovations in Communications Conference, E&O, 3 C’s (Customer Service, Collections, and Credit), IT Conference, and many others with one of our many levels of sponsorship opportunities.
  • Associate members can sponsor a break, a meal, or even a welcome or closing reception.
  • Associate members can also sit in and participate in any of the learning sessions at these events to further employees’ workforce development.


  • NWPPA provides four publications to our members and you can choose the medium and frequency that works best for you.
  • Our weekly The Line digital newsletter is emailed on Thursdays.
  • Our award-winning Bulletin magazine is mailed and emailed monthly.
  • Our annual Northwest Electric Utility Directory is mailed in July.
  • Our website is continuously updated.
  • We also offer discounts for multiple advertisements packaged and purchased together.

News releases 

  • NWPPA helps you reach our full membership by sharing your news releases and announcements in our publications.
  • Our monthly Bulletin magazine has two pages devoted to associate member news.
  • Our weekly The Line newsletter also includes announcements from our associate members.
  • Whether it is a promotion, new product announcement, award, or other company news, share your news releases with us by sending them to

Committees/Board of Trustees 

  • NWPPA spotlights you and your employees as subject matter experts.
  • Thanks to the hard work of our volunteer planning committees, NWPPA is able to offer award-winning conferences, workshops, and classes.
  • Most conferences have a planning committee, which includes at least one associate member seat.
  • Our NWPPA Board of Trustees also has six Associate Member Representative seats.

Utility Membership Area


How to become an associate member

To join NWPPA as an associate member, download the membership form and email it to NWPPA at NWPPA will contact you for payment information.

The associate member dues structure is based upon the total size of your organization as measured by the total number of employees employed.

  • 1 to 4 employees — $575/yr.
  • 5 or more employees — $750/yr.
  • Investor-owned utility — $1,625/yr.
  • Government agency — $2,000/yr.

If your organization does not fit in these categories, please call (360) 254-0109 for more information.

Your organization will not be entitled to membership benefits until payment for investment has been received by the association. If payment is made by credit card, membership benefits will begin immediately; if payment is made by invoice, membership benefits begin when payment is received by the association.

The NWPPA Board of Trustees and staff look forward to serving you and being More Powerful Together. We desire to partner with you as your organization positions itself in today’s competitive marketplace. Your participation will make NWPPA stronger than ever and ensure public power continues into the future. If you have additional questions about becoming an associate member, please contact Tracy at or (360) 816-1448.

How to Join

To join, click on the membership form button below to download the membership form and return via email to NWPPA will contact you for payment information.