Statement by the American Public Power Association on Senator Murkowski’s Call For Protecting Electric Reliability

February 11, 2014

Press Release

Washington, D.C. – While the American Public Power Association (APPA) is reviewing Senator Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) recently released white paper entitled Powering the Future: Ensuring that Federal Policy Fully Supports Electric Reliability carefully, we share the Senator’s call for greater emphasis on protecting the reliability of the electric grid and especially appreciate her concern that federal government policy such as recent new environmental regulations not interfere with the stability of the grid by limiting fuel choices. We also appreciate that she looked at grid reliability in its totality - from supply to infrastructure to physical and cyber security.  We commend the Senator for inspiring what we hope to be an ongoing public policy dialogue about our nation’s energy future.

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