Policy Resolutions

The American Public Power Association’s policy positions are reflected in the resolutions listed below as well as in our issue briefs and regulatory filings on various topics. 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. 

The Resolutions process begins by Association members, individually or collectively, drafting proposed policy resolutions and submitting them to the Legislative and Resolutions Committee in advance of the L&R Committee meeting at the Legislative Rally. Each Association member — utility, joint action agency, or and state and regional association — is eligible to designate one employee or governing board member to serve as its voting delegate at the L&R Committee Meeting and APPA Business Meeting. The delegates to the two meetings may be the same or different. Members can learn more about voting on resolutions. 

Resources:

New Codification of Resolutions beginning 2021

Old Codification of Resolutions through 2020

Twelve resolutions were put forward for consideration by members at the March 2022 L&R Committee Meeting:

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 22-07: In Support of Protecting the Public Power Business Model
22-02: In Support of Transmission Policies That Deliver Reliable and Affordable Electricity for Public Power Customers 22-08: In Support of Municipal Bond Modernization
22-03: Addressing Acute Natural Gas Supply Scarcity and Price Spikes 22-09: Derivatives and Risk Management for Public Power Utilities
22-04: In Support of Tax-Exempt Municipal Bond Financing 22-10: Federal Support for Utility Workforce Development Efforts
22-05: In Support of Comparable Energy Tax Incentives for Public Power 22-11: In Support of Colorado River Basin Drought Assistance
22-06: Public Power Position on Preparing for, Responding to, and Recovering from Disasters 22-12: In Support of Hydropower, the Federal Columbia River Power System, and Opposing Breach of the Lower Snake River Dams