Policy Positions

Issue Briefs

The American Public Power Association’s policy positions are reflected in the issue briefs listed below on various topics as well as in resolutions approved annually by members. The Association also acts on members’ behalf through regulatory comments and filings with various federal administrative agencies as well as in the courts.

Build America Bond Sequestration Clean Power Plan Drones for Utility Operations
Energy Efficiency Federal Power Act Oversight Federal Power Program
Grid Resilience Grid Security Hydropower
Municipal Bonds Nuclear Power Pole Attachment Regulations
Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 Rail Competition and Antitrust Enforcement RTO Capacity Markets
Solar Distributed Generation Stafford Act Reform Transmission Policies
Wholesale Electricity Markets Waters of the United States  

 

Fact Sheets

Electricity Generation  

 

Regulatory Filings

The Association acts on members’ behalf through regulatory comments and filings with various federal administrative agencies and in the courts — the most important of which are listed below.

Participation of DER Aggregations in RTO and ISO Markets
Comments filed with FERC, 6-26-18

GHG Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources
Comments filed on ANPRM with EPA, 2-26-18

NERC Supply Chain Risk Management Reliability Standards
Comments filed with FERC, 3-26-18
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Notice of Inquiry
Comments filed with FERC, 5-21-18
Electric Storage Participation in Markets Operated by RTOs and ISOs
Request for rehearing filed with FERC, 3-19-18
De Minimis Exception to the Swap Dealer Definition 
Comments filed with CFTC, 8-13-18
Disposal of CCR: Amendments to the National Minimum Criteria (Phase 1)
Comments filed with EPA, 4-30-18
Discharges of Pollutants via a Direct Hydrological Connection
Comments filed with EPA, 5-21-18

 

Resolutions

The Association’s policy positions are reflected in the resolutions approved by the membership in 2018. Resolutions are proposed annually by interested members, adopted by the Legislative & Resolutions Committee, and voted on by all members at the annual Association Business Meeting.

Oversight and Transparency of Supplemental Transmission Projects Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure
Improved Efforts to Prevent and Respond to Natural Disasters Public Power Infrastructure Investments
Western Regional Market Expansion Principles  Modernizing the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) of 1978