Starting next week, electric cooperative CEOs and directors will gather at NRECA's Regional Meetings in five cities over the next two months to share ideas, discuss public policy priorities and learn more about challenges facing the industry.

“This year, we are leaning into the local nature of our meetings and showcasing leaders, data and information from each region in our content," said Erin Pressley, NRECA's senior vice president of Education, Training and Events. “From the main stage, we'll be discussing reliability, safety and workforce—all through a regional lens."


NRECA CEO Jim Matheson and NRECA President Tony Anderson will address participants during general sessions at each meeting, focusing on the importance of reliability.

Representatives of the North American Electric Reliability Corp. will talk about how to manage the growing risks to the reliability and security of the electrical system. They will address issues such as the growing demand for electricity amid a rapidly changing energy mix.

Leaders of NRECA's Government Relations team will focus on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed power plant rule and its impact on electric co-ops. Depending on the meeting, the discussion will be led by either Louis Finkel, senior vice president of Government Relations, or Ashley Slater, vice president of Regulatory Affairs.

NRECA staff will also share national and regional trends in the electric cooperative fuel mix and explore examples of what co-ops are doing in each region to address the shifting mix.

Bud Branham, NRECA's director of safety programs, will lead conversations with CEOs in each region about the importance of creating a proactive and positive culture of safety.

Representatives of Willis Towers Watson, an international human resource consulting group, will share their research and NRECA data to reveal how electric co-ops can become employers of choice to attract the best staff.

There also will be sessions that prepare participants for meetings of their Regional Resolutions Committees, which make recommendations on the Compendium of Proposed Resolutions.


Registration is open for all five regional meetings. Early-bird discounts for registration and hotel reservations end at least four weeks before the start of each meeting. After that, regular registration fees apply online and on site.

For more information about logistics, check out a list of frequently asked questions.