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:

List of current L&R Committee voting delegates

Codification of Resolutions through 2020

L&R Committee Change Form

Seven resolutions were put forward for consideration by members at the March 2021 L&R Committee Meeting:

21-01: In Support of Energy Storage 21-05: In Opposition to the Sequestration of Direct Payment Bonds
21-02: Regarding Federal Involvement in Service Territory Disputes 21-06: In Support of Federal Incentives for Utility-Scale Hydrogen Energy Storage Projects
21-03: In Support of Broadband Deployment and Local Control of Pole Attachments 21-07: In Support of Facilitating the Removal and Relocation of Sediment from Hydropower Reservoirs Impacted by the Effects of Climate Change
21-04: The Need for a Strong Federal Response to the Economic Crisis Caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic