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Listserv Discussion Forums

Join listserv groups on all topics of interest to you to discuss concerns, ask questions, get answers, and share best practices and resources with colleagues from utilities like yours across the country. 

Click on the listserv titles below to post to a group. If you’re already a part of that group, your post will go through. If you are not in a group but would like to join, complete this form or email [email protected]

Manage your listserv subscriptions and settings here. Follow the prompts to create a password. Then log in and choose Subscribers Corner. Click on Archives to view past discussions. Click on Change Subscription Settings to choose if you want to get every listserv post in a separate email or just get a digest of all posts at the end of the day. 

Accounting & Finance
Discuss general accounting, finance, auditing, budgeting, and compliance with utility accounting standards.

Communications
Discuss public and employee communications, public education, media relations, and marketing.

Costs to Prices
Discuss costing, pricing, and market analysis.

Customer Services
Discuss service technologies and processes for residential, commercial and industrial consumers.

Drones
Discuss drone use and regulations.

Energy Services
Discuss energy efficiency and load management programs, integrated resource planning, and energy products and services.

Generation and Fuels
Discuss utility generation facilities and fuels.

Governance
Discuss governance policies, role of the governing board, ethics, and strategic planning.

Human Resources
Discuss labor relations, compensation and benefits, training, and other HR policies and practices.

Information Technology
Discuss IT issues — enterprise-wide strategic planning, equipment, and data and information processing.

Key Accounts/Economic Development
Discuss commercial and industrial customer relationships, and economic development issues.

Legal
Discuss legal issues with utility in-house and outside counsel.

Mutual Aid
Discuss disaster preparedness and get help in handling emergencies and outages.

Public Power Forward
Discuss how to prepare for industry changes and address strategic planning, grid modernization, enhanced services, distributed energy resources, new business partnerships, and rate design.

Risk Management
Discuss risk retention, risk transfer, loss control, claims management, and insurance options.

Safety
Discuss safety policies and practices and the public power Safety Manual, OSHA, NESC and NEC topics.

Supply Management
Discuss utility purchasing and stores policies and practices.

Transmission and Distribution
Discuss construction, operation and maintenance of utility transmission and distribution equipment.

Updates on Key Issues

To get email updates from American Public Power Association staff on news and resources on the topics listed below, use this form.

CFTC
Commodity Futures Trading Commission Dodd-Frank activities and the purchase and sale of commodity derivatives.

Endangered Species Act
Legislative and administrative updates to the ESA that protect animal and plant populations as well as responsible land, water and resource management, and as the ESA affects utility operations.

Environmental
Environmental regulations and compliance requirements.

FERC
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proposed rules, comments, orders, and court cases.

Government Relations Working Group
Issues and developments in Congress and on legislative issues.

Hydropower
Operational and legislative proposals regarding hydropower. Highlights the importance of emissions-free, renewable, low-cost, reliable hydropower.

Markets (RTO)
Wholesale electricity market developments and regulations.

NERC-NAESB
North American Electric Reliability Corporation and North American Energy Standards Board activities and standards.

Nuclear
Inform and engage with our members with nuclear interests on legislative and regulatory issues. From loan guarantees to safety issues in a post-Fukushima time to providing a comparable incentive to the production tax credit available to investor-owned utilities.

Power Marketing Administrations
Inform and engage our members who are interested in specific issues facing the four federal Power Marketing Administrations (BPA, SEPA, SWPA, WAPA) that market federal hydropower.

Rail Customer Group
Updates regarding the shipment of coal and other goods by rail.

Security
Updates from federal agencies and other organizations on physical and cybersecurity issues for utilities and the grid.

Telecommunications
Legislative and regulatory updates impacting public power’s provision and use of communications services.

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