Powering Strong Communities

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. APPA also acts on members’ behalf through regulatory comments and filings with various federal administrative agencies as well as in the courts.

Critical Infrastructure and Supply Chain Constraints [PDF] Disaster Recovery, Hazard Mitigation, and the Stafford Act [PDF] Distributed Energy Resources [PDF]
Elective Pay Tax Credits [PDF] Electric Reliability & Affordability and the Importance of Natural Gas [PDF] Electric Transmission Policies [PDF]
Electric Vehicles [PDF] Energy Efficiency [PDF] Federal Efforts to Address Climate Change [PDF]
Federal Power Program [PDF] Grid Security [PDF] Hydropower [PDF]
Municipal Bonds [PDF] Nuclear Power [PDF] Pole Attachment Regulations [PDF]
Sequestration of Bond and Tax Credit Payments [PDF] Streamlining Energy Infrastructure Permitting [PDF]  

Fact Sheets and White Papers

Electricity Generation [PDF]

Environmental Justice: The Roles and Responsibilities of Public Power


APPA’s policy positions are reflected in the resolutions approved by the Legislative & Resolutions Committee. 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.

23-01: On Promoting Reasonable Transmission Policies for Public Power Utilities

23-07: In Support of Federal Efforts to Address the Supply Chain Crisis for Distribution Transformers

23-02: On Promoting Transmission Joint Ownership Opportunities for Public Power Utilities

23-08: In Support of Federal Effort to Reform the Energy Infrastructure Permitting Process

23-03: On Formulating Reasonable Policies for Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators Amendment to Resolution 22-01: In Support of a Federal Clean Energy Standard That Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions to Address Climate Change While Keeping Electricity Affordable and Reliable 
23-04: On Promoting Reasonable Policies for Distributed Energy Resources  
23-05: On Promoting Reasonable Policies Under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978  
23-06: In Support of Refundable Direct Pay Tax Credits for Public Power  

Helpful Advocacy Resources

Regulatory Filings

For all environmental filings, please click here. Below are filings made with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).