Engineering & Operations Conference

The conference of choice for public power professionals charged with designing, developing, and maintaining the nation's electric system.
March 27 - 30, 2022
Austin, Texas

Registration will open in November 2021. 

About the Engineering & Operations Conference

The Engineering & Operations Conference is the American Public Power Association's annual meeting—attracting over 400 utility professionals—to get information and insights on key issues including:

  • Distributed energy resources
  • Environmental 
  • Grid modernization
  • Innovation 
  • Reliability, safety, and mutual aid
  • Security 
  • System planning, forecasting and modeling
  • Transmission & distribution 

Who Should Attend

Designed for public power technical/operations 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.

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 email.

More information

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Phone: 202-467-2978

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The 2022 Engineering & Operations Conference will feature a 3.5 day format with pre-conference seminars, keynote speakers, breakout sessions, a vendor expo, and networking events. 

For reference, you can view links to past programs to see sample content and session tracks:

Conference Fees

Final fees will be determined in late 2021. For planning purposes, here are the 2020 in-person conference registration rates, which may increase slightly for 2022:

  • Members: $775 early/$1,550
  • Nonmembers: $1,550/$3,100

Not an American Public Power Association member? Join today and save on your conference registration. Call Member Services at 202-467-2936 to learn more.

Group Discounts

Your group discount will be automatically applied when you register a group of 5 or more people. Registrations must be submitted on the same order (at the same time) to qualify for the group discount; discounts cannot be retroactively applied to previous orders. 

Cancellation Policy

Registrants who cancel in writing on or before March 20, 2021, are entitled to a refund of their registration fee, minus a $50 cancellation fee. Registrants who cancel after March 20 will not receive a refund, but attendee substitutions will be allowed for the 2022 Engineering & Operations Conference only. Registrants and no-shows who do not cancel on or before March 20 are responsible for the full registration fee and are not entitled to a refund.

Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to [email protected].


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Frequently Asked Questions

Where and when is the next Engineering & Operations Technical Conference?

If you can’t make it to Austin, we’re planning the 2023 conference for Pasadena, California. 

What educational credits are available?

Academy events include the following opportunities for educational credits:

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs) as established by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)
  • Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)

How can I present at the conference?

We welcome your topic and speaker ideas for future conferences and events. To submit your idea for consideration, complete this form. Conference topics are generally determined 6 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 in the current year’s program. You will be contacted only if your idea is selected for an upcoming conference.