Programs at a Glance

We host over 100 programs a year, from small-sized executive forums to large-sized industry conferences; from one-day meetings to five-day schools. Each year, our programs bring together over 5,000 energy professionals. Simply put, we offer something for everyone in the energy industry.


Over 9,600 instructional hours this past year.

Over 5,000 program participants this past year.

We offer over 100 programs each year.

Get to know industry experts from all over through our many networking opportunities.

With mentoring, schools, trainings, and webinars, we offer several ways to help career development.

We foster a collaborative environment for participants to exchange ideas.

Hear from industry leaders and innovators and be on the forefront of industry knowledge.

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Leadership Summits

Annual Meeting

Meets annually in September. This three-day event brings together the gas and electric utility executive community to encourage discussion and foster new opportunities. This program is intended for executive level leadership and emerging leaders, as well as professionals responsible for company strategy, and is open to all members
Leadership Summits

Board of Directors

Meets biannually in January. This event combines a full day of panels and networking opportunities with our semi-annual WEI Board business meeting. Participation is restricted to current board members and special invited guests to ensure a diverse mix of industry representation and perspectives as our members build meaningful relationships that increase understanding and accelerate progress.
Leadership Summits

Business Acumen for Emerging Leaders

Runs February - September. This year-long program is designed by a utility-driven Curriculum Development Team, and directed by facilitators, and executive and alumni mentors. The program concludes with a capstone project which is delivered to industry leaders at the WEI Annual Meeting. Participants build a broad peer network that continues well into their future careers. This program is reserved for energy members and Platinum and Gold service company members.
Leadership Summits

Executive Planning Committee

Meets annually in Portland, OR the second week in May. The Executive Planning Committee (EPC) is a distinct group of senior energy leaders who meet annually to bridge the strategic vision of the WEI Board of Directors and Board Committees to plan the tracks for the upcoming Customer + Corporate Symposium and the Operations Conference.
Leadership Summits

Field to Office Leadership

This application based program is specifically designed for utility employees making the move from field-based roles to supervisor or manager positions. A combination of in-person and virtual sessions will provide the basics of management, communication, leadership, and utility knowledge for office-centered work. Throughout the program you’ll develop a personal action plan to help you succeed with this career change. Along the way you’ll hear from utility execs and leaders that have previously made the jump.
Leadership Summits

Mentoring, Development + Leadership

Leadership Summits

Utility Business Essentials

Leadership Summits

Women in Leadership – Mentoring + Development

Runs November - September. This mentorship program addresses some of the opportunities and challenges that women face working in the energy industry, advocates for workplace inclusion and teamwork, and discusses critical issues related to attracting and maintaining a diverse workforce. Mentors and mentees are matched up across companies, and then connect over a ten-month period with two in-person meetings. This program is by invitation for mentors and application for mentees.

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