Institute

Spring Education Institute

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

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.

Discounts

You can focus on a single topic or pick multiple classes for comprehensive training.

  • Save $100 when you register for more than one course.
  • Save $50 on all courses when you register by the early bird deadline.

Courses

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

Certificate Programs

Continuing Education Credits

To receive continuing education units (CEUs) you must sign in onsite, attend the entire learning event, and submit an evaluation form at the end of the course. Certificates will be emailed within two weeks of the training. We do not award partial credit or certificates to attendees who do not complete a course. For more information on certification status, attendance requirements, and attendee transcripts, contact [email protected] or 202-467-2921.

More Information

Registration
Phone: 202-467-2978; Fax: 202-495-7505; Email: [email protected]

Hotel
Phone: 202-467-2941; Fax: 202-495-7505; 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

Cost of Service and Rate Design

Energy Efficiency Management Certificate Program

Download the 2018 Energy Efficiency Management Certificate Program Brochure.

Public Power Manager Certificate Program

Download the 2018 Public Power Manager Certificate Program Brochure.

Technical Training*

*Courses subject to change

Registration

Registration Fees

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

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

  Registration received on/before Apr. 15 Registration received after Apr. 15
  Members Others Members Others
Accounting
Public Utility Accounting - May 6-7 $845 $1,690 $895 $1,740
Work Order & Asset Management - May 8 $545 $1,090 $595 $1,140
Advanced Public Utility Accounting - May 9-10 $845 $1,690 $895 $1,740
 
Cost of Service & Rate Design
Basic Cost of Service - May 6 $545 $1,090 $595 $1,140
Intermediate Cost of Service - May 7-8 $845 $1,690 $895 $1,740
Advanced Cost of Service - May 9-10 $745 $1,490 $795 $1,540
 
Energy Efficiency Management Certificate Program
Energy Efficiency Management Certificate Program - May 6-10 $2,400   $4,800  $2,450 $4,850 
  • Electric Utility Industry Overview: Strategic Challenges & Trends - May 6
$545 $1,090 $595 $1,140
  • Energy Efficiency: Concepts and Strategies - May 7
$545 $1,090 $595 $1,140
  • Designing Efficiency Programs to Serve Your Customers - May 8
$545 $1,090 $595 $1,140
  • Energy Efficiency Program Implementation, Reporting, and Evaluation - May 9
$545 $1,090 $595 $1,140
  • Emerging Trends and Opportunities in Energy Efficiency and Distributed Energy Resources - May 10
$545 $1,090 $595 $1,140
  • Energy Efficiency Management Certificate Program Enrollment Fee**
$350 $350 $350 $350
 
Public Power Manager Certificate Program
Public Power Manager Certificate Program - May 6-10 $2,400 $4,800 $2,450 $4,850
  • Electric Utility Industry Overview - May 6
$545 $1,090 $595 $1,140
  • Financial Planning, Management, and Budgeting: What Managers Need to Know - May 7
$545 $1,090 $595 $1,140
  • Strategic Leadership for Public Power - May 8-10
$1,145 $2,290 $1,195 $2,340
  • Public Power Manager Certificate Program Enrollment Fee**
$350 $350 $350 $350
 

Technical Training**

Applied Electrical Distribution Theory - May 6 $545 $1,090 $595 $1,140
Electrical Distribution Principles, Applications, and Improvements - May 7-10 $1,245 $2,490 $1,295

$2,540

**Courses subject to change

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.

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]

Confirmations

Confirmations will be sent via e-mail.

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.

Meals

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

WiFi

WiFi will only be available in hotel common areas (sleeping rooms and hotel lobby), and will not be available in meeting rooms. Please plan to use cellular data on your device, or bring a MiFi/internet hotspot for personal use.

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

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

Reservations

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

Please note: APPA’s block of rooms to sell out prior to April 15, so make your hotel reservations early.

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.

Internet Access

WiFi 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 WiFi.

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.

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.

Class Start/End Times

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

Where and when are the next Education Institutes?

Fall Institute
October 1-5, 2018
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Orlando, Florida

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

What educational credits are available?

Certificates will be emailed to the participant within one week of attending the course. 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)

More questions?

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