Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE)

The utility industry and its workforce continue to evolve, but one thing remains constant – the need for capable and skilled workers.

The EPCE Coalition Meeting provides utilities the opportunity to discuss and learn relevant ideas to support initiatives that develop the energy industry’s workforce.  Learn more about EPCE below.

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Free to those attending the ELECTRIC POWER Conference

Monday, April 10, 2017
9:00am – 5:00pm

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
8:00am – 11:00am   

Tour ComEd’s new state-of-the-art Chicago Training Center.  This is a great opportunity to benchmark another utility’s training center and learn about their training strategies and commitment to excellence.  Tour is limited to those attending the EPCE Coalition Meeting on Monday.  Learn more about the tour.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Discuss current workforce development topics including succession planning, knowledge transfer and retention, and advancements and challenges in energy training and education
  • Learn best practices to develop a skilled and prepared workforce that save time, staff resources, and expenses from peers and industry experts 
  • Discover education and training resources to support your organization’s workforce development initiatives such as apprenticeship training, professional development, employee career progression, leadership training, and more
  • Benchmark EPCE member utility training practices through interactive roundtable discussions
  • View additional meeting details and meeting agenda

Who Should Attend:

  • Professionals responsible for training, retaining and securing an effective workforce, including all supervisory, management and consulting professionals
  • All energy/utility companies and organizations, including EPCE members

About EPCE: 

Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE) is a national industry coalition working collaboratively on workforce development solutions, translating what would be separate individual efforts into a national, industry-wide solution.  EPCE’s membership consists of IOU’s, national and regional associations representing co-operative and municipal utilities, government agencies, professional associations, IBEW and local unions, representing over 75%+ of the utility industry and over 3,000 individual EPCE member organizations.

If you’re attending the full ELECTRIC POWER conference*, don’t miss EPCE in these Workforce Development (Track 5) sessions:

  • Developing a Transitioning Workforce: Key Principles for Managing Employee Transition
    Wednesday, April 12th    9:00 – 10:15am
  • Millennials – Filling the Gap in the US Workforce
    Wednesday, April 12th     1:30 – 3:30pm

*EPCE Members receive a discounted rate of $725 to attend the full ELECTRIC POWER Conference if purchased before 3/10/17, or $850 after 3/10/17.

Contact Jill Dean if you would like to inquire about a group plan or have registration questions.
713.343.1880 |

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The reservation deadline is February 28th to receive the discounted rate of $199/night, so make sure to book before the block is full and rates increase. Please contact Kim Arellano with any questions at or by phone at (713) 343-1879 for further assistance.

McCormick Place – West Building, Hall F1
2301 S. Indiana Ave., Gate 40
Chicago, IL 60616

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