Welcome to PowerTest 2017
February 27 - March 3, 2017
Join us in the land of golden promise!
California became the 31st State of the Union in 1850; at the time, it was not the fertile and diverse land it is today. Cattle ranching and gold mining drove the economy and culture. It wasn’t until the turn of the century that Southern California’s destiny would be ignited by San Diego’s Panama-California Exposition of 1915, which promoted a vision of the American Southwest and Southern California as a region of “Edenic abundance.” San Diego would be only the first in a long series of cities building irrigation societies.
The California Aqueduct opened in 1913, bringing water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains over 230 miles to Los Angeles and the entire southland region. This, combined with the expansion of the Pacific Electric Railway, spurred Southern California toward becoming the Golden Land of Promise.
Vision, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and purpose are the qualities of Southern California that PowerTest 2017 draws on as we come together to strengthen our industry, expand our knowledge, and improve the quality, safety, and reliability of electrical power systems.