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.

Build America Bond Sequestration [PDF] Comparable Incentives [PDF] Distributed Energy Resources [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]
Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act [PDF] Rail Competition and Antitrust Enforcement [PDF] Stafford Act Reform [PDF]
Transmission Policies [PDF] Wholesale Markets and RTOs [PDF] 6 GHz Spectrum Band [PDF]


Fact Sheets

Electricity Generation [PDF]  



APPA’s policy positions are reflected in the resolutions approved by the membership in 2020. 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.

20-01: Principles for Federal Climate Change Legislation 20-04: In Support of the Preservation of Public Power’s Ability to Self-Supply without Risk of Paying for Capacity Twice
20-02: In Support of Congressional Efforts to Provide Public Power Utilities with Comparable Incentives to Energy-Related Tax Incentives 20-05: Protecting Public Power Communications Systems in the 6 GHz Spectrum Band
20-03: In Support of Protecting Critical Electric Infrastructure Information from Public Disclosure  


Regulatory Filings

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