Public Power Forward: Preparing for a New Electricity Future

August 15, 2017 - October 26, 2017

Series Description
The future is here and you are not immune! Technology, customer preferences, and changing policies are driving changes for public power utilities of all sizes in five key areas—rate design, community solar, electric vehicles, battery storage, and smart meters. Hear from the experts about the trends and opportunities for you. Follow the path of the pioneers—learn from public power utilities across the nation that are implementing new initiatives in these areas.             

This webinar series is offered as part of the American Public Power Association’s Public Power Forward strategic initiative to help members prepare for a new era in electricity and encourage new thinking about the relationship among consumers, utilities, and other energy service providers.

The five-part series includes the following webinars—all held from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern. You can sign up for webinars individually or register for the full series at a discounted rate. You’ll also get access to recordings and slides for future reference.

Who Should Participate

  • General managers and CEOs
  • Senior utility executives
  • Governing boards and policymakers
  • Utility managers and future leaders in policy and strategy
  • Public communications professionals


  • Dave Berg, Principal, Dave Berg Consulting
  • Pat Corrigan, Principal Consultant, Katama Technologies
  • Mike Hyland, P.E., Senior Vice President, Engineering Services, American Public Power Association
  • Tom Sweeney, President-Renewables, Clean Energy Collective, Boulder, Colorado
  • Fred Wellington, Vice President, Energy Practice, NewGen Strategies & Solutions
  • Fifteen public power case studies from utilities across the nation:
    • Austin Energy (TX)
    • Braintree Electric Light Department (MA)
    • CPS Energy (TX)
    • Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DE)
    • Imperial Irrigation District (CA)
    • Johnson City Power Board (TN)
    • Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (CA)
    • Marlow Municipal Authority (OK)
    • Moorhead Public Service (MN)
    • Sacramento Municipal Utility District (CA)
    • Salt River Project (AZ)
    • Seattle City Light (WA)
    • Sterling Municipal Light Department (MA)
    • Tullahoma Utilities Authority (TN)
    • Village of Minster (OH)

*Refer to individual webinars for specific speakers and additional information.

Registration/Fee Information

Individual webinars: $99 for Association members; $199 for nonmembers

  • Click on the webinar titles above to register for each

The 5-part series (one free webinar): $395 for Association members; $795 for nonmembers

  • Click here to register for the series.
  • All webinars are recorded and available for playback, in case you miss the live version.


  • You will need a username and password to register. If you need assistance, please contact APPA's web staff.

Log-In/Call-In Information

  • Log-in information for each webinar will be sent out the morning of the event (around 10:30 a.m. Eastern). If you do not receive the reminder email, please call 202/467-2976 or email
  • Registration is for one phone line and one computer. If you have multiple employees participating in this webinar from the same organization and all are in the same location, you can have multiple people listen in via speaker phone.
  • You may use voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) instead of a phone line. This option allows you to listen to the webinar audio through your computer’s microphone and speakers.


  • Each webinar is worth 1.5 CPEs/.2 CEU/1.5 PDH credits
    CPE Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
  • The completion certificate is only available to the person who registered for the webinar and attendance is confirmed by the webinar report log.
  • Links to all presentations and an audio recording will be sent out shortly after the webinar.

Submit Questions in Advance
We encourage registrants to submit topics and questions prior to the webinar—email them to Questions may also be submitted online via chat during the webinar.

Have questions? Contact 202/467-2921 or