Powering Strong Communities

Associate Member Benefits

As an associate member, your organization receives benefits that help you gain exposure with decision-makers at community-owned utilities that provide electricity to 54 million people across the country and employ 96,000 staff.

Learn more about benefits available to elite and corporate associate members. Email [email protected] if you have questions.

Networking and professional developmen

Network and learn at our Academy webinars, conferences, certificate programs, and in-depth classes — on leadership, business, and operational topics. Associate members get steep discounts on all registrations. Contact Association staff experts when you have a question.

Advertising, sponsorships, and expos

Feature the “Associate Member” logo on your print and digital materials to show your support of public power. Get a complimentary basic listing in our Public Power Suppliers Guide, the gateway to products and services that public power utilities need. Take advantage of discounted advertising rates for our newsletter, magazine, directory, website, and social media. Exhibit at or sponsor conferences and events to reach an engaged and targeted audience. 

News and case studies

Subscribe to the Public Power Current e-newsletter; read Public Power Magazine articles; and keep up with our blogs. Find out what’s happening in Washington that impacts the industry. Learn about challenges and innovations at public power utilities and how your products and services might benefit them. You can post articles and press releases on the Suppliers NewsCentral on the Public Power Suppliers Guide or submit ideas for guest blog posts.

Grant funding for projects 

Our DEED research and development program supports innovation to improve utility business and operations. Find potential project partners in the 900+ public power utilities that participate in the DEED program through the DEED IDEA Exchange.

Books and resources

Browse our store for public power-specific books and resources. Associate members receive to discounts on all products. You can also access free member-only resources, including reports, white papers, analyses, and articles.