Press Release

Public Power Approves New Policy Resolutions on Supply Chain Crisis, Refundable Direct Pay Tax Credits, Energy Infrastructure Permitting

Washington D.C., February 28, 2023—The American Public Power Association’s Legislative & Resolutions Committee approved eight policy resolutions during the association’s 2023 Legislative Rally. These member-sponsored resolutions will guide APPA’s advocacy efforts for 2023 and beyond.

Of note were resolutions on:

  • Supply Chain Crisis for Distribution Transformers: APPA urges immediate federal efforts to address the current supply chain crisis for critical grid components, such as transformers, which threatens public power utilities’ ability to provide reliable and affordable power.
  • Direct Pay Tax Credits: APPA believes Congress should abandon the indiscriminate, across-the-board spending cuts imposed by sequestration and remove the needless threat of statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act sequestration from refundable direct pay tax credits for public power utilities.
  • Infrastructure Permitting Process: APPA urges federal policymakers to streamline federal permitting and siting rules to help facilitate the construction of energy infrastructure necessary to provide affordable and reliable electricity and to integrate more renewables onto the grid.

The full texts of all eight approved resolutions, including transmission policies, transmission joint ownership opportunities, and other topics, are available on the Policy Resolutions page.