Institute

Spring Education Institute

Providing in-depth, interactive training for public power professionals in a range of disciplines.
May 6 - 10, 2019
Omaha, Nebraska

LEARN TOGETHER, GROW TOGETHER

The American Public Power Association’s seasonal education institutes offer 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 comprehensive 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.

Courses

  • Accounting
  • Electric Utility Industry Overview
  • Cost of Service and Rate Design
  • Technical training

Certificate Programs

More Information

Registration
Phone: 202-467-2978; Email: [email protected]

Hotel
Phone: 202-467-2941; Email: [email protected]

Program/Content
Phone: 202-467-2919; Email: [email protected]

Billing
Phone: 202-467-2967; Fax: 202-495-7467; Email: [email protected]

Courses

The Spring Education Institute features courses in five key topic areas. You may take a certificate program course even if you are not working toward a certificate.

Accounting

  • Public Utility Accounting - Monday, May 6 - Tuesday, May 7
  • Work Order and Asset Management Accounting - Wednesday, May 8
  • Advanced Public Utility Accounting - Thursday, May 9 - Friday, May 10

Cost of Service and Rate Design

  • Basic Cost of Service: Concepts and Rate Planning - Monday, May 6
  • Intermediate Cost of Service: Implementation and Best Practices - Tuesday, May 7 - Wednesday, May 8
  • Advanced Utility Cost of Service: Rate Trends and Distributed Generation Impacts - Thursday, May 9 - Friday, May 10

Energy Efficiency Management Certificate Program

  • Electric Utility Industry Overview: Strategic Challenges & Trends - Monday, May 6
  • Energy Efficiency: Concepts and Strategies - Tuesday, May 7
  • Designing Efficiency Programs to Serve Your Customers - Wednesday, May 8
  • Energy Efficiency Program Implementation, Reporting, and Evaluation - Thursday, May 9
  • Emerging Trends and Opportunities in Energy Efficiency and Distributed Energy Resources - Friday, May 10

Public Power Manager Certificate Program

  • Electric Utility Industry Overview: Strategic Challenges & Trends - Monday, May 6
  • Financial Planning, Management, and Budgeting: What Managers Need to Know - Tuesday, May 7
  • Strategic Leadership for Public Power - Wednesday, May 8 - Friday, May 10

Technical Training*

  • Applied Electrical Distribution Theory - Monday, May 6
  • Electrical Distribution Principles, Applications, and Improvements - Tuesday, May 7 - Friday, May 10

*Courses subject to change

Registration

Registration will be open in February, 2019. If you have any questions please email [email protected].

Location

All courses will be held in the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District. The hotel is located 3.5 miles from the Omaha Eppley Airfield Airport (OMA). Please contact the hotel for transportation options.

Travel Arrangements

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

Meals

Beverage breaks are included in the registration fee. All meals are on your own.

Internet Access

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

Name Badges

Name badges can be picked up at the Association's registration desk at the hotel starting at 7:30 a.m. on the first day of each course and must be worn by all Institute attendees.

Cancellations/No-Show/Refunds/Substitutions

Registrants who cancel in writing on or before April 29, 2019, are entitled to a refund of their registration fee, minus a $50 cancellation fee. Registrants who cancel after April 29 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 29 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]

Hotel

The 2019 Spring Education Institute will take place at the:

Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District
222 N 10th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68102

  • Main telephone: (402) 807-8000
  • Group Rate: $169 Single/Double

Reservations

  • Room Rate Cut-off Date: April 15, 2019
  • Group Code: coming soon
  • Online Reservation Link: coming soon

Please note: We expect the block of rooms to sell out prior to April 15, so make your hotel reservations early.

Internet Access

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

Location

All courses will be held in the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District. The hotel is located 3.5 miles from the Omaha Eppley Airfield Airport (OMA). Please contact the hotel for transportation options.

Hotel Reservation & Cancellation Policy

All reservations require a non-refundable room deposit equal to one night room and tax that will be charged to your credit card at the time your reservations is made. Note: In the event that the American Public Power Association cancels a course, this deposit will be waived.

Travel Arrangements/Hotel Parking

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

Need Assistance?

If you require assistance with hotel/travel arrangements, please contact Meeting Services at 202-467-2941 or [email protected].

Frequently Asked 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.
     
  • Basic Cost of Service: Concepts and Rate Planning: Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop to work through in-class exercises.
     
  • Intermediate Cost of Service: Implementation and Best Practices: Participants are required to bring a laptop with Excel and PowerPoint, to work through in-class exercises.

Class Start/End Times

All classes will begin at 8:30 with the following exceptions:

  • Public Utility Accounting will begin at 8:30 on Monday, and 8 a.m. on Tuesday
  • Advanced Public Utility Accounting will begin at 8:30 on Thursday, and 8 a.m. on Friday
  • Strategic Leadership for Public Power will begin at 8:30 on Wednesday and Thursday, and 8 a.m. on Friday

Registration/Name Badges

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

Meals

Beverage breaks are included in the registration fee. All meals are on your own.

Hotel & Location

Click here for hotel and location information.

What is the conference 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 29, 2019, are entitled to a refund of their registration fee, minus a $50 cancellation fee. Registrants who cancel after April 29 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 29 are responsible for the full registration fee and are not entitled to a refund.

    Where and when are the next Education Institutes?

    Winter Institute
    February 2-4, 2019
    Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown
    Nashville, Tennessee

    Spring Institute
    May 6-10, 2019
    Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District
    Omaha, Nebraska

    Fall Institute
    February 2-4, 2019
    Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown
    Nashville, Tennessee

    More questions?

    Contact us at [email protected] or call 202-467-2965.

    Earn While You Learn!

    Participate in the Spring Education Institute to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs), Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and Continuing Professional Education credits (CPEs).

    What educational credits are available?

    Academy events include the following opportunities for educational credits:

    • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) The American Public Power Association is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and. For information regarding certification status, attendance requirements and obtaining attendees transcripts, contact [email protected] or 202/467-2919.
    • 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.
    • Continuing 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. There are no prerequisites for the courses offered; no advance preparation is required for any courses. All courses are group-live offerings. 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]