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Monday, June 12, 2017

Legislative Announcements

MBFA Storms the White House, Capitol in Support of Municipal Bond Tax Exemption; Senate Energy Committee Sends FERC Nominees to Senate Floor; House, Senate, Trade Group Letters Fly on PMA Divestiture Proposal; EPA Sends Clean Power Plan Update to White House for Review; Zinke Signs Order to Review Sage Grouse Conservation Plans; FERC Reports Success on Two-Year Project Licensing; OMB Announces Cuts to Build America Bonds for FY18; House Energy Panel Advances Non-Controversial Energy Bills; House Resources Committee Reviews Reclamation Asset Transfer Legislation; Senate Dems Urge Perry to Publish Finalized Energy Efficiency Rules; Interior Announces 19 New Administrative Leaders; and Interior Department Reorganization.

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Public Power Industry Announcements

OTEC Sends Four Local Student Leaders to Capitol Hill for Annual Youth Tour; Seattle City Light Supports Renewable Energy with Green Up Grants; Buehler Returns to Co-op Where He Started; Salem’s Jeff Lewis Retires and Britni Davidson Promoted to Member Services Manager; Oregon Municipal Electric Utilities Association Appoints Joly as New Director; Alameda Municipal Power Recognized for Restoring Island’s Historic Streetlights; Seattle City Light’s Georgetown Steam Plant Celebrates 110 Years; and She Led the Revitalization of Tacoma. The City’s ‘Grande Dame’ Died Saturday.

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Associate Member Announcements

There are no associate member announcements this week.

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2017 GM and Director Surveys — Reports Now Available

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2017 NWPPA Directors, Commissioners, and Other Elected Officials Annual Compensation Survey and/or the 2017 General Manager Compensation Survey; reports are now available to member utility general managers and senior HR managers. If you would like a copy of the reports, please email Debbie at

As a reminder, these are the only two utility compensation surveys that NWPPA will facilitate this year; compensation surveys are now completed on an every-other-year basis. (Labor and Employee Relations Group surveys are managed separately and will continue to be offered annually.) These two surveys will be offered this year, and then not again until 2019. Next year we will open up the 2018 Linecrew Wage and Benefits Survey; that survey will again be available in 2020.

The Association understands that these survey reports are a valuable source of comparison information for utilities and their boards, and we thank you for your continued support of NWPPA surveys.

Upcoming Educational Opportunities

Plan now for your 2017 & 2018 training. Check out NWPPA’s class offerings in the eCatalog. Click on the button below.

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 on June 7 & 9, 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

Ann Frank Receives a Diary; Reagan Challenges Gorbachev; Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman murdered; and Gregory Peck Dies.

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