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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. 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 APPA  utility, joint action agency, or state/regional association member is eligible to designate one employee or governing board member to serve as its voting delegate at the L&R Committee Meeting and Association 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

Eight resolutions and one amended resolution were approved by the membership in 2023.

23-01: On Promoting Reasonable Transmission Policies for Public Power Utilities 23-05: On Promoting Reasonable Policies Under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978
23-02: On Promoting Transmission Joint Ownership Opportunities for Public Power Utilities 23-06: In Support of Refundable Direct Pay Tax Credits for Public Power
23-03: On Formulating Reasonable Policies for Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators 23-07: In Support of Federal Efforts to Address the Supply Chain Crisis for Distribution Transformers
23-04: On Promoting Reasonable Policies for Distributed Energy Resources

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

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