About the Conference


April 29 - May 2, 2018

APPA Engineering & Operations Technical Conference
Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, North Carolina

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 disaster 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. 

Please click here to view the 2017 Engineering & Operations Technical Conference final program.

Join the interest list to receive the latest information about this event. If you have any questions or would like additional information on the conference, please contact us via e-mail.

The American Public Power Association will be solicting topic submissions for the 2018 Engineering & Operations Technical Conference program in late July. Please check back for more information.



Please contact APPA's Director of Membership & Marketing Pam Cowen at PCowen@PublicPower.org or 202.467.2903 for information on 2018 sponsorship opportunities.



This event is co-hosted by: ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc.



Mentor Program


If you’re a first-time attendee, or the only one from your organization, pair up with a seasoned conference-goer who’ll show you the ropes. Your mentor will meet you at Sunday evening’s welcome reception and stay in touch with you throughout the conference.

Want to have a conference mentor or serve as one? Select the check-box on the registration form or contact APPA at EducationInfo@PublicPower.org; 202-467-2976.