About the Conference

May 7-10, 2017

APPA Engineering & Operations Technical Conference
Marriott San Antonio Rivercenter
San Antonio, Texas

The Engineering & Operations Technical Conference is APPA's annual meeting for utility professionals in the areas of:

  • Communications & Control 
    Design, construction and maintenance of system-wide communications, security, protection and controls
  • Environment
    Environmental-related matters, particularly in the area of regulatory developments and compliance requirements
  • Generation & Fuels
    Utility generation facilities and fuels, including nuclear power
  • Safety
    Utility safety policies and practices, including diaster response
  • Transmission & Distribution
    Construction, operation and maintenance of utility transmission and distribution equipment, from main generation busbar to customer service entrance
  • System Planning
    Electric system planning, including strategic planning, load forecasting and modeling
  • Supply Management 
    Utility warehouse management, as well as the procurement of utility equipment and supplies

Who Should Attend

Designed for public power technical personnel and safety managers. The conference also has much to offer to utility directors, public power professionals involved in electric utility management and operations and city managers. With the advent of smart grid, IT and communications specialists will benefit as well.

Last year's event
See the 2016 Engineering & Operations Technical Conference Final Program

The 2015 event
View the 2015 Engineering & Operations Technical Conference Presentations (member login required to access presentations).


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Please contact APPA's Director of Membership & Marketing Pam Cowen at PCowen@PublicPower.org or 202.467.2903 for information on 2017 sponsorship opportunities.





Future Dates

April 29 - May 2, 2018
Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, N.C.

March 31 - April 3, 2019
The Broadmoor
Colorado Springs, Colo. 

APPA welcomes your topic and speaker ideas for future APPA conferences and events. To submit your idea for consideration, complete this form.

Please note, conference topics are generally determined 6-8 months before the event is held. Ideas will be kept on file for a full year, so if the agenda for the conference has already been determined, your ideas will be considered for the next year’s event, or in case any space opens up for the upcoming program. You will be contacted only if your idea is selected for an upcoming conference.