Virtual Education and Training

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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.



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.



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.


Demystifying ESG for Public Power
October 11
Get a practical view of Environmental, social, and governance, or ESG, reporting, with a focus on a public power perspective – what it includes, what is driving the emphasis on ESG, activities relevant to public power, public power case studies, measuring and reporting ESG factors, key considerations and common missteps, and more. 

Income-Qualified Energy Efficiency Pilot Program: How Efficiency Investments Create Energy Savings
October 11
Join us to hear how the Omaha Public Power District, with the help of a DEED grant, demonstrated how increasing investment in energy efficiency upgrades leads to significant energy savings.

PublicPowerX Webinar: Beyond Broadband - Leveraging Your Fiber Investment for Infinite Possibilities
October 13
Join WESCO and Tantalus to learn how your fiber network can deliver more than high-speed broadband to customers; it can deliver the data you need to make informed decisions for AMI, DER, EV, and solar generation monitoring.

On-Demand Learning Resources

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


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.


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. 

energy efficiency

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.


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.