Join the Association

The American Public Power Association offers utility and associate memberships.

Become a Public Power Utility Member

Public power utility membership is open to public power utilities; local, state, and regional public power associations; and joint action agencies.

As an Association member, you experience the power of community. We represent your issues before the U.S. federal government to protect the interests of the people you serve and employ. Your utility and community benefit from our advocacy, expertise, and training on electricity policy, operations, technology, and trends. Your staff and board/city council members can exchange ideas and best practices with a national network of peers through listservs, conferences, meetings, and other exclusive platforms. Learn more about member benefits.

Download the utility membership application to complete and email to [email protected].

Become an Associate Member

As an associate member, you get valuable opportunities to connect with decision makers and influencers at community-owned utilities. You can take advantage of steeply discounted advertising, exhibit, and sponsorship opportunities. Keep up with current industry news and trends through our publications and access member-protected resources on our website. Learn more about associate member benefits.

Associate membership is offered to various types of organizations and individuals. To join, click on the relevant category below for an application form you can complete and email to [email protected]:

Elite corporate associate member
Companies that want maximum exposure for the products and services they provide to electric and telecommunications utilities. See a rundown of current elite members.

Corporate associate member
Companies that offer products and services to electric and telecommunications utilities.

Cooperative associate member
Cooperative electric utilities in the U.S., its territories, and pos­sessions, that want to access industry-leading utility operations tools and resources.

Community choice aggregator associate member
Community choice aggregators in the U.S., its territories, and pos­sessions, that want to access industry-leading training and information resources.

Federal service contract associate member
Power supply/power marketing agencies (TVA, SEPA, SWPA, BPA, WAPA) can enter into Federal Service Contracts with APPA so that they may attain the benefits of membership for their employees.

Private energy associate member
For-profit wholesale and retail providers of electric, gas, or other utility services.

Government associate member
State or local government agencies, including cities, towns, counties interested in options for their community’s electric service.

International associate member
Government-owned utilities and private companies/organizations located outside of the U.S., its territories and possessions and Canada.

Educational institution associate member
Institutions of higher learning that offer courses and curricula relevant to the electric utility industry.

Nonprofit associate member
Nonprofit entities in the U.S. and Canada that want to learn more about public power or offer other utility services like gas, water, wastewater, telecom, cable TV/satellite TV.

Individual associate member
Individual employees of companies that offer products and services to the electric and telecommunications utility industries.

Student associate member
Undergraduate or graduate students conducting research or interested in pursuing a career in the energy industry.