Institute

Spring Education Institute

Providing in-depth, interactive training for public power professionals in a range of disciplines: accounting, financial planning, cost of service, rate design, and underground distribution systems.
May 8 - 12, 2023
Denver, Colorado

LEARN TOGETHER, GROW TOGETHER

The APPA Academy’s Spring Education Institute offers in-depth training courses for all skill levels. Institutes allow attendees to focus on a single topic or spend the week in multiple classes for more comprehensive, progressive training.

Classes are designed by instructors who have decades of industry experience and understand the needs of public power utilities. The Institute format also provides an excellent opportunity to network with industry peers and to earn continuing education credits.

Course Topics

The Spring Education Institute will feature 8 in-depth courses on the following topics:

  • Basic and Advanced Accounting
  • Work Order & Asset Management Accounting
  • Cost of Service and Retail Rate Design
  • Underground Distribution Systems

Visit the ”courses” page for more details.

Virtual, On-Demand, and In-house Training

Can’t attend the Spring Institute? Check out the APPA Academy’s upcoming virtual trainings, recorded on-demand offerings, or explore in-house training options (for groups). 

Contact Us

Registration: [email protected]

Program/Content: [email protected]

Hotel: [email protected]

Billing: [email protected]

 

Courses

The Spring Education Institute features 7 courses in three key operational areas. All classes can be taken individually.

Accounting 
  • Work Order & Asset Management Accounting, April 27
  • Advanced Public Utility Accounting, April 28-29
Financial Planning, Rate Design & Cost of Service 
  • Basic Cost of Service & Key Financial Concepts, April 25
  • Strategic Rate Design: Trends and Distributed Generation Impacts, April 26
  • Cost of Service Workshop: Implementation and Applications, April 27-28
Technical Training 
  • Constructing, Operating and Maintaining Underground Distribution Systems, April 25-27
  • Advanced Underground Distribution Systems, April 28-29 (1.5 days)

Registration Fees

 

Registration received on/before April 4

Registration received after April 4

  Members Others Members Others

Accounting

 

     
Work Order & Asset Management Accounting, April 27 $675 $1,350 $725 $1,400
Advanced Public Utility Accounting, April 28-29 $1,050 $2,100 $1,100 $2,150

Cost of Service, Financial Planning & 
Rate Design

 

     
Basic Cost of Service & Key Financial Concepts, April 25 $675 $1,350 $725 $1,400
Strategic Rate Design: Trends and Distributed Generation Impacts, April 26 $675 $1,350 $725 $1,400
Cost of Service Workshop: Implementation and Applications, April 27-28 $1,050 $2,100 $1,100 $2,150

Technical Training

       

Constructing, Operating and Maintaining Underground Distribution Systems, 
April 25-27

$1,650 $3,300 $1,700 $3,350

Advanced Underground Distribution, April 28-29 (1.5 days)

$875 $1,750 $925 $1,800 

Group Registration Discounts

Save money on each registration when your organization registers five or more people for the same class. The larger your group, the more you save! 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. If you need assistance, contact [email protected]

Number of registrants Class discount (per person)
1-4 n/a
5-9 $50
10-14 $100
15+ $150

Cancellations/No-Show/Refunds/Substitutions

Registrants who cancel in writing on or before April 18, 2022, are entitled to a refund of their registration fee, minus a $50 cancellation fee. Registrants who cancel after April 18 will not receive a refund, but attendee substitutions will be allowed for this event only. Registrants and no-shows who do not cancel by April 18 are responsible for the full registration fee and are not entitled to a refund. Cancellation requests must be made through your my.publicpower portal or addressed to: [email protected]. If APPA cancels a course, you will receive a full refund. 

Travel Arrangements/Hotel Parking

Travel arrangements and costs associated with hotel parking are the responsibility of the participants. APPA will not reimburse for changes in travel expenditures regardless of the cause.

Meals

A light breakfast, afternoon snack, and beverage breaks are included in the registration fee. All other meals are on your own.

Internet Access

Wi-Fi may only be available in hotel common areas (sleeping rooms and hotel lobby) and will not be available in APPA meeting rooms. Please make arrangements to use cellular data on your device or bring a MiFi or Internet hotspot for personal use. APPA will not provide a password for Wi-Fi.

Name Badges

Name badges can be picked up at the APPA registration desk at the hotel starting at 7:30 a.m.

Code of Conduct

Participants agree to abide by the APPA Code of Conduct. If participants engage in unacceptable behavior as outlined in the code, APPA may take any action it deems appropriate, including but not limited to, expulsion from the current and future meetings, with no warning or refund.

Contact Us

Registration: [email protected]

Program/Content: [email protected]

Hotel: [email protected]

Billing: [email protected]

 

Hotel

More details coming by November 2022 or contact [email protected] with preliminary questions.

What to Bring

If you are enrolled in one of the following courses, please note the items to bring with you. If your course is not listed, you do not have to bring anything.

  • Advanced Public Utility Accounting: Bring a copy of your annual financial statement. Instructors will answer your questions on presentation and application of accounting policies and practices.
  • Cost of Service Workshop: Implementation and Applications: Participants are required to bring a laptop with Excel and PowerPoint, to work through in-class exercises.

Class Start/End Times

 

Monday 
April 25

Tuesday 
April 26

Wednesday 
April 27
Thursday 
April 28
Friday 
April 29

Accounting

 

       
Work Order & Asset Management Accounting     8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.    
Advanced Public Utility Accounting       8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cost of Service & 
Rate Design

 

       
Basic Cost of Service & Key Financial Concepts 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.        
Strategic Rate Design: Trends and Distributed Generation Impacts   8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.      
Cost of Service Workshop: Implementation and Applications     8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  

Technical

         

Constructing, Operating and Maintaining Underground Distribution Systems

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.    

Advanced Underground Distribution Systems

      8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 8 a.m. – Noon

Registration/Name Badges

Name badges can be picked up at the APPA registration desk at the hotel starting at 7:30 a.m.

Meals

A light breakfast, afternoon snack, and beverage breaks are included in the registration fee. All other meals are on your own.

Hotel & Location

Click here for hotel and location information.

Dress code

The attire for the Institute ranges from business casual to casual—whatever you're comfortable in. Meeting room temperatures vary, so prepare to dress for cool conditions.

Cancellations/No-Show/Refunds/Substitutions

Registrants who cancel in writing on or before April 18, 2022, are entitled to a refund of their registration fee, minus a $50 cancellation fee. Registrants who cancel after April 18 will not receive a refund, but attendee substitutions will be allowed for this event only. Registrants and no-shows who do not cancel by April 18 are responsible for the full registration fee and are not entitled to a refund. Cancellation requests must be made through your my.publicpower portal or addressed to: [email protected].If APPA cancels a course, you will receive a full refund. 

Travel Arrangements/Hotel Parking

Travel arrangements and costs associated with hotel parking are the responsibility of the participants. APPA will not reimburse for changes in travel expenditures regardless of the cause.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

The safety of those attending the American Public Power Association (APPA) 2022 Spring Institute is our top priority. We are partnering with the hotel, have talked to local health officials, and are applying lessons learned from other associations to ensure we follow all the best practices for safely hosting in-person meetings in the current environment. We are relying on everyone to do their part to keep themselves and everyone else safe during the conference.

All participants in the 2022 Spring Institute must agree to adhere to APPA’s safety protocols for the meeting, and all applicable state and local guidelines. These protocols may include wearing a mask at all times in public areas; engaging in appropriate physical distancing and hygiene practices; submitting to daily health screenings and temperature checks; and not attending the conference if you are ill, actively experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive or been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Safety protocols will be updated as the situation evolves and will be communicated to all participants before the event.

Where and when are the next Education Institutes?

Fall Institute
October 3-7, 2022
Hyatt Regency
San Antonio, Texas

Questions?

Contact us at [email protected] or call 202-467-2977.

Contact Us

Registration: [email protected]

Program/Content: [email protected]

Hotel: [email protected]

Billing: [email protected]

 

Earn While You Learn!

Participate in APPA programs to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs), Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and Continuing Professional Education credits (CPEs).

What educational credits are available?

You can earn the following kinds of continuing education credits for attending live virtual and in-person sessions—provided the following requirements are met:

Requirements for Successful Completion

  • Attendees must sign in each day, attend (and participate) in the entire course and complete an evaluation form at the end of class
  • Partial credit cannot be given for partial attendance
  • Attendance is monitored by an APPA staff member and the instructor
  • Completion certificates will be added within 2 weeks to member profiles on the APPA website (for those who meet the requirements)

IACET logoContinuing Education Units (CEUs) - The American Public Power Association is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. For information regarding certification status, attendance requirements and obtaining attendees transcripts, contact [email protected] or 202-467-2921. Verify our IACET Accreditation.

CPE logoContinuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits: The American Public Power Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org. Unless noted, there are no prerequisites for the courses offered and no advance preparation is required. Courses are group-internet based offerings at the basic program level (unless otherwise noted). Credit hours and areas of study for the courses are listed on the individual course pages. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as clarification of requirements, complaints, and refunds, please contact [email protected].

Professional Development Hours (PDHs) The American Public Power Association’s educational practices are consistent with the criteria for awarding Professional Development Hours (PDHs) as established by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Course eligibility and number of PDHs may vary by state.