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Monday, April 17, 2017

Legislative Announcements

DOE Issues Report on Strategic Transformer Reserve; E&C Republican Leaders Tell President to Fill NRC Slots; Senate Dems Send Letter to Pruitt on Conflicts of Interest; and Vought and Rao Head to the Office of Management and Budget.

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Public Power Industry Announcements

Kohler Appointed to Renewable Energy Fund Advisory Committee; Silicon Valley Power Honored for Business Efficiency Efforts; Rare April Windstorm Causes Power Outages for CRPUD’s Service Territory; OTEC Congratulates Winners of 2017 Scholarship Awards; CRPUD Pays Franchise Fees to Local Cities; and Customer Opportunity to Weigh In on Future of Grant PUD’s Fiber-Optic Network.

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Associate Member Announcements

Thomas & Betts Provides New Web Analysis for 2017 NEC® ; and 7 Pin AreaMax Opens Door to Advanced LED Lighting Controls.

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Utility Members: Don’t forget to send in your 2017 Voting Delegate Forms

If your utility has not already designated a voting delegate with NWPPA for the Annual Meeting, please have your organization use the form below to indicate an individual from your utility, who will be attending the Annual Meeting, to act as your utility’s voting delegate for the Business Meeting.  If you have questions about whether or not NWPPA has received an official voting delegate form from your utility, please call Debbie Kuraspediani at (360) 816-1449 or email her at Please fax or email completed forms back to NWPPA before May 1, 2017.

Click here to download a 2017 Voting Delegate form

Members it is time to update your information for NWPPA’s 2017-2018 Northwest Electric Utility Directory

All NWPPA member main contacts should have received an email from NWPPA with a link to Survey Monkey to update their Directory listing electronically. No paper forms will be sent out this year so make sure to update your listing via the Survey Monkey link. If you have questions or need the Survey Monkey link again, please contact Beth Iversen at NWPPA by phone (360) 254-0109 or by email at

Upcoming Educational Opportunities

Plan now for your 2017 training. Check out NWPPA’s 2017 class offerings in the 2017 eCatalog. Click on the button below.

2017 Event eCatalog

Don’t miss these upcoming training events:

Industry Calendar of Events

Mark your calendars for these upcoming public power industry meetings.

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Utilities: NWPPA offers its utility members the opportunity (at no cost) to post RFPs and RFQs on our website at no charge. Reach out to NWPPA’s almost 4,000 associate member contacts that supply goods and services to the utility industry and might be interested in responding to your utility RFP/RFQ. To post your RFP/RFQ, visit our RFP/RFQ page. For more information, contact Debbie at or Mark at

Associate Members: Make sure to check out NWPPA’s RFP/RFQ Web page to view utility RFP listings. Listings are posted as they are received by NWPPA.

New RFPs posted April 11 & 13, 2017!

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Recent Industry Job Openings

View the job opportunities posted to NWPPA’s website in the past week.

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On This Day in History

The Bay of Pigs Invasion Begins; Apollo 13 Returns to Earth; First Antiwar Protest of the Year Is Conducted; and General Hospital Airs 10,000th Episode.

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