About the Conference

May 17-20, 2015
APPA Engineering & Operations Technical Conference
Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, Calif.

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

  • Communication & Control
  • Environment, Generation & Fuels
  • Safety
  • Transmission & Distribution
  • System Planning
  • Supply Management

See the 2015 Engineering & Operations Technical Conference Preliminary Program

View the 2014 Engineering & Operations Technical Conference Presentations
(member login required to access presentations).

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 at 202/467-2973 or via e-mail.

Who Should Attend


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APPA maintains room blocks with specially negotiated rates at all our conference hotels and attendees are encouraged to only use the online reservation links, phone numbers, and discount codes available on the APPA website for each conference under the “Hotel” tab.


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.

Co-hosted by:

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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 2014 sponsorship opportunities.

Elite Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor

Future Dates

Apr. 3-6, 2016
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minn.

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.