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 [PDF] Distributed Energy Resources [PDF] Drones for Utility Operations [PDF]
Electric Vehicles [PDF] Energy Efficiency [PDF] Federal Efforts to Address Climate Change [PDF]
Federal Power Program [PDF] Grid Resilience [PDF] Grid Security [PDF]
Hydropower [PDF] Municipal Bonds [PDF] Nuclear Power [PDF]
Pole Attachment Regulations [PDF] Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 [PDF] Rail Competition and Antitrust Enforcement [PDF]
RTO Capacity Markets [PDF] Stafford Act Reform [PDF] Transmission Policies [PDF]
Waters of the United States [PDF] Wholesale Electricity Markets [PDF]  


Fact Sheets

Electricity Generation [PDF]  



The Association’s policy positions are reflected in the resolutions approved by the membership in 2019. 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.

19-01: In Support of Reducing Wildfire Risk by Adequately Funding Fire Suppression and Forest Health Programs 19-04: In Support of Municipal Bond Modernization
19-02: In Support of Ensuring Proper Cost Allocation for the Central Valley Project Improvement Act 19-05: In Support of Controlling Transmission Cost Increases
19-03: In Support of Affirming Local Control of Pole Attachments  19-06: In Support of Strengthening Protections Against Fraudulent Communications While Ensuring Public Power Utilities Can Communicate with Customers for Service Related-Issues 


Regulatory Filings

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