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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

Thirteen resolutions were approved by the membership in 2024.

24-01: In Support of LIHEAP 24-08 In Support of Protecting Critical Electric Information From Public Disclosure
24-02: In Support of Energy Efficiency 24-09 Cyber Incident Reporting for Electric Utilities
24-03: In Support of Electric Reliability 24-10 In Support of a Reliable and Affordable Supply of Natural Gas
24-04: In Support of Reasonable Reliability Standards

24-11 In Support of Flexible Clean Hydrogen Credits

24-05: In Support of an Efficient and Effective NRC 24-12 In Support of Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty
24-06: In Support of a Storage Solution for Used Nuclear Fuel 24-13 In Support of the Fire Safe Electrical Corridors Act
24-07: In Support of Risk-Based Grid Security Standards