ATTENTION 2018 E&O EXHIBITORS - NWPPA has been notified that some exhibitors for the April 2018 Engineering & Operations Conference have been contacted by an individual offering to sell them a list of conference attendees. NWPPA has not contracted with anyone to do this; we do not sell the attendee list nor do we provide it to anyone outside of the event. Do not give them any credit card information. Beware there are people out there always looking for a scam!

Not since the development of our electric grid one hundred years ago have we seen such a fundamental change in our industry including: solar and wind are now major players; demand response and energy storage are helping to move generation from the central power plant to the distribution system where generation is close to the end user; employees are challenged with customer expectations in the age of Amazon and Google; the building and maintenance of electrical service; and the passing of the torch to new employees as many others retire. Supporting these are the best practices, services, and tools that help utility workers address the challenges of running an electric utility. You will get all this and more at the 2018 E&O!

  • Opportunities to meet your peers during events such as our engineering, linemen & supply chain roundtables, educational sessions, and general sessions. Peer networking is the number-one reason for attendance for many attendees.
  • Educational sessions that will present the latest best practices and innovations in your line of work.
  • Meet with exhibitors in our trade show to go over your needs back on the job and see the latest technology, consulting services, and more.

The 2018 NWPPA E&O provides the best bang for your buck! Compare the E&O hotel rates, registration fee, and benefits (such as the refreshments that are provided as part of the fee) to other events of this size, and you will find that it is easy on your budget. A good price for a quality event makes for a good deal. We’re looking forward to seeing you in Tacoma, Wash.

Information, rules, guidelines, exhibit floor plan, and exhibitor list.

Information, rules, guidelines, exhibit floor plan, and exhibitor list.

General hotel information, rates, cancellation policy, and more.

Information on sponsorship opportunities and benefits.

Information and nomination forms for utility and exhibitor awards.




The 2018 Engineering and Operations Conference & Trade Show will be held at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, April 10–12.

Address: 1500 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA 98402

For more information please contact Scott Lowry.
Phone: (360) 816-1448