|The APDA was formed in 1946 by power dispatchers of the electric utilities of the
northwestern U.S. who believed the Association would be of benefit to themselves and
management. It is a national organization of over 1400 system operators and load
dispatchers from the U.S. and Canada who together control the interconnected electric
power system. The Association takes pride in the following main objectives and believes
that all electric utility Power System Operators can and should follow them
The APDA is Not a Labor Organization
The Association does not now, never has, and never will take the place of a labor organization. The Association is primarily interested in the improvement of Power System Operations as a profession.