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Surviving, Thriving, Forging Ahead!

The largest gathering of public power utilities in the Northwest, the Engineering & Operations Conference and Trade Show, is set to take place in Spokane, Washington, April 12–14, 2022. The 2022 E&O theme is rightly titled Surviving, Thriving, Forging Ahead. Since we last met in person in Spokane in 2019, utilities have indeed survived and thrived, and continue to forge ahead to provide reliable services though a global pandemic, catastrophic wildland fires, and extreme weather events.

Trade show—The trade show will have over 200 vendors exhibiting everything from high-voltage equipment and innovative technologies to consulting/engineering services. Booth spaces are now available here. The purchasing process has changed a bit this year, so please reach out to Alyssa at alyssa@nwppa.org or (360) 816-1448 for more information.

Learning—The 2022 E&O will provide an excellent opportunity to gather and discuss best practices, products, and tools that help utility employees address the continuing challenges of running an electric utility. During the three days of the E&O, you will have multiple opportunities to learn and share. On Tuesday morning, you can choose to attend either the engineering, lineworkers, or supply chain roundtable. Afterwards, you won’t want to miss the keynote address by Johnny “Joey” Jones, retired United States Marine, Fox News contributor, and motivational speaker for Team Never Quit. Jones will captivate you with his story of not only surviving but truly thriving and forging ahead! Throughout the event, you will also be able to choose between more than 20 breakout sessions taught by utility industry subject matter experts.

Networking—As the energy industry constantly changes, it is essential to establish relationships and build valuable connections with colleagues. At the 2022 E&O, you will be able to reconnect with colleagues and make new connections—in person! The conference also provides the opportunity to celebrate safety and career achievements with the various awards presented throughout the week.

Conference Agenda Coming Soon!


Tuesday, April 12

Wednesday, April 13

Thursday, April 14


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