Infrastructure Content

The American Public Power Association (Association or APPA) opposes any efforts by Congress to weaken or eliminate the municipal exemption public power utilities have from federal pole attachment regulations. The Association also opposes any efforts by the FCC to circumvent well-established federal
In an interview, Kevin Nordt, general manager of Grant County PUD in Washington State, detailed how the PUD’s decision to break from the old way of doing business helped the PUD successfully complete a major substation project in two years.
Smart Grid
The electric utility industry is undergoing dramatic change. As new technologies emerge, public power utilities face new customer expectations and new opportunities to use technology to improve services and operations. From handling dynamic load to connecting with equipment and improving reliability
Electric Vehicles
The transportation sector, specifically electric vehicles, is a whole new world for utilities. Indeed, EVs are a whole new world for everyone. In theory, EV charging offers opportunity for public power utilities. As electricity sales otherwise flatten, EVs create new demand. As public power utilitie
Smart Grid
Learn about key issues, best practices, and lessons learned in addressing wireless pole attachment issues from the perspective of a small, mid-size, and large public power utility
Smart Grid
Learn about the recently created Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC), and the impacts it might have on your ability to manage poles and other facilities.
Smart Grid
Discover the facts and myths surrounding Small Cell Wireless, 5G, and other next-generation wireless technologies, as well as the challenges and opportunities that these developments create for public power utilities.
Power Sources
Learn the ins and outs of electrical diagnostic tests for power transformers.
Disaster Response
Washington D.C., February 23, 2018 — The American Public Power Association thanks President Trump and his Administration for extending the 100 percent federal cost sharing for continued restoration of power in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Shortly after the hurricane made landfall, the Presiden
Bonds and Financing
Our communities deserve the quality of life and stronger economy that better infrastructure provides. That is why, in the last decade, public power utilities have invested nearly $100 billion in distribution, transmission and generation equipment needed to reliably deliver affordable electric power