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Stay on top of the trends and ahead of the curve with virtual education offerings from the APPA Academy. Programs range from online courses and virtual events that allow you to interact with other attendees, to on-demand resources that let you learn on your own schedule.

Virtual Meetings

All the breadth and depth of information and networking from an in-person meeting, from the comfort and safety of your home or office. These virtual events allow you to learn and interact with your peers in real time.

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Electric Vehicle Interest Group Quarterly Meeting
July 13
The EVIG is a quarterly forum for our utility, state/regional association, joint action agency, and community choice aggregator associate members to learn about various EV and EV infrastructure topics from a range of experts.

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Leveraging Federal Funding to Move Public Power Forward
October 18-19
This year’s Public Power Forward Virtual Summit will focus on the energy technology and infrastructure programs enacted through the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), provide insight into funds available, how to access them and utilize them, how these new technologies can benefit your utility, and the impacts they may have on your system. 

Virtual Courses

Instructor-led courses let you take in-depth training through an interactive series of online classes, a downloadable workbook, and group discussions with your peers.

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Distributed Energy Resources Fundamentals
August 10-11
Part of a 3-part virtual series on Public Power Forward Fundamentals. Learn about DERs, why they are necessary and increasingly important, and how they function in the marketplace. Learn about the technologies, solutions providers, and relevant regulatory conversations around them.

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Electric Vehicle Fundamentals
August 16 and 18
Part of a 3-part virtual series on Public Power Forward Fundamentals. Hear the latest on the EV landscape, discuss the basic EV battery and charging technologies, the automaker investments in battery and vehicle factories, the implications for energy and demand growth, and the use cases emerging for managing the interaction between vehicles, facilities, and the grid.

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Energy Storage Fundamentals
August 23-24
Part of a 3-part virtual series on Public Power Forward Fundamentals. Review the critical elements of energy storage, with a major focus on batteries, and look at the costs, benefits, and limitations of each basic energy storage technology. Learn why storage is critical to the future of the grid, review best practices and platforms for implementing battery storage.

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Overhead Distribution Principles and Applications
August 23-31
Learn about the characteristics and functions of overhead distribution components and the legal/regulatory/business requirements that drive today’s overhead distribution practices. Explore specific requirements and practices associated with overhead line conductors and cables, structural components, grounding, and lightning protection.

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2023 National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) Overview
September 13-15
Learn about the fundamental applications of the NESC to electric utility transmission and distribution systems and get up-to-speed on the important changes that are effective in the 2023 edition. Participate in discussions and Q&A around rule interpretations, compliance issues, and learn about sources for help. 

Webinars

With minimal time commitments, webinars allow you to learn from the best without leaving your office. Hear from industry experts and ask questions during the live webinar. Looking to host a webinar on your product or service? Learn more about PublicPowerX webinars.

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New PURPA “Shall Consider” Standards: A Guide to Public Power Utility Obligations
June 28
Get an overview of PURPA’s “must consider” provisions and explain the obligations on public power utilities to comply. Hear advice on procedures that may be used to satisfy the “must consider” provisions, including the two standards added by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

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PublicPowerX Webinar: Data Analysis for Asset Performance - A Southern Company R&D Case Study
July 12
In this webinar, through a Southern Company R&D case study, you’ll learn how to leverage the Asset Performance Management (APM) cloud-based platform to monitor and supervise T&D assets, maximize business outcomes through improved reliability, and achieve greater availability with less O&M costs.

On-Demand Learning Resources

Hear from industry experts and grow your knowledge at a pace that works for you.

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Check out our library of on-demand webinars, recorded events and courses. Each purchase includes access to the recording(s), as well as copies of the presentations or study guides.

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The APPA Key Accounts Certificate Program is offered in-person, in-house, or through a self-paced online option. Completing the on-demand option allows you to work through the program requirements at your own pace. 

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Energy Efficiency Programs and Opportunities
2 Part On-Demand Training
Designed for utility staff and policymakers interested in learning about energy efficiency program design, design thinking concepts, and energy efficiency trends and best practices.

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Latest Developments in Pole Attachments and Broadband Funding/Partnership Opportunities
3 Part On-Demand Training
Understand broadband partnerships and funding opportunities. Designed for lawyers, managers, engineers and representatives of public power utilities that own or control poles, ducts, conduits, towers, buildings, or other facilities that support wireline or wireless communications attachments and broadband funding applications.