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

PDF Brochures

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

Cost of Service and Rate Design

Energy Efficiency Management Certificate Program

Review the PDF brochure.

Public Power Manager Certificate Program

Review the PDF brochure.

Technical Training

Registration Fees

Register online or complete the registration form.

A light, continental breakfast will be provided each day, and a snack in the afternoon. Beverage breaks will be available throughout the day, all meals are on your own.

  Registration received on/before April 15 Registration received after April 15
  Members Others Members Others
Accounting
Public Utility Accounting – May 6-7 $995 $1,990 $1,045 $2,040
Work Order & Asset Management – May 8 $625 $1,250 $675 $1,300
Advanced Public Utility Accounting – May 9-10 $995 $1,990 $1,045 $2,040
 
Cost of Service & Rate Design
Basic Cost of Service – May 6 $625 $1,250 $675 $1,300
Intermediate Cost of Service – May 7-8 $995 $1,990 $1,045 $2,040
Strategic Rate Design: Trends & Distributed Generation Impacts – May 9-10 (1.5 days) $845 $1,690 $895 $1,740
 
Energy Efficiency Management Certificate Program
Energy Efficiency Management Certificate Program – May 6-10* $2,800  $5,600  $3,050 $5,850
  • Electric Utility Industry Overview – May 6
$625 $1,250 $675 $1,300
  • Energy Efficiency: Concepts and Strategies – May 7
$625 $1,250 $675 $1,300
  • Designing Efficiency Programs to Serve Your Customers – May 8
$625 $1,250 $675 $1,300
  • Energy Efficiency Program Implementation Reporting and Evaluation - Feb. 7
$625 $1,250 $675 $1,300
  • Energy Efficiency Management Certificate Program Enrollment Fee**
$350 $350 $350 $350
         
Public Power Manager Certificate Program        
Public Power Manager Certificate Program – May 6-10* $2,800  $5,600  $3,050 $5,850
  • Electric Utility Industry Overview – May 6
$625 $1,250 $675 $1,300
  • Financial Planning, Management, and Budgeting: What Managers Need to Know – May 7
$350 $700 $400 $750
  • Strategic Leadership for Public Power – May 7-10
$625 $1,250 $675 $1,300
  • Public Power Manager Certificate Program Enrollment Fee**
$350 $350 $350 $350
 
Technical Training
  • Applied Electrical Distribution Theory - Monday, May 6
$625 $1,250 $675 $1,300
  • Electrical Distribution Principles, Applications, and Improvements - Tuesday, May 7 - Friday, May 10
$1,595 $3,190 $1,645 $3,240

Travel Arrangements

Travel arrangements and costs are the responsibility of the participants (including hotel parking, WiFi, incidentals, etc.). 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 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.

Name Badges

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

Cancellations/No-Show/Refunds/Substitutions

Registrants who cancel in writing on or before Jan. 28, 2019, are entitled to a refund of their registration fee, minus a $50 cancellation fee. Registrants who cancel after Jan. 28 will not receive a refund, but attendee substitutions will be allowed for this event only. Registrants and no-shows who do not cancel by Jan. 28 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) per night (plus 18.72% State and Local Taxes)
  • Check-in: 3 p.m.
  • Check-out: 12 p.m.
  • Parking: Valet Parking: ($23/day), Self-Parking: ($17/day)

Reservations

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
    September 30 - October 4, 2019
    Hotel Contessa
    San Antonio, Texas

    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]