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Bonds and Financing
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Electricity Markets
For easy printing, download the Wholesale Electricity Markets and Regional Transmission Organizations Issue Brief. Summary Some utilities generate the power they sell to customers, but a good portion of electricity sold to customers is first purchased at wholesale from a third party. In some regions
Security and Resilience (Cyber and Physical)
PDF: Grid Security Issue Brief. Summary The electric sector has mandatory and enforceable federal regulatory standards in place for cyber and physical security (collectively known as grid security). Close coordination among industry and government partners at all levels is imperative to deterring
PDF: Energy Efficiency Issue Brief. Summary Energy efficiency is one of the most important, cost-saving tools available to utilities to meet energy demand, defer generation investment, and reduce greenhouse gas and other emissions. The federal government creates incentives for energy efficiency
PDF: Federal Efforts to Address Climate Change Issue Brief. Summary Public power utilities are reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through a variety of means, including increased use of renewable energy resources, the development of new nuclear power, the addition of distributed energy
For easy printing, download the U.S. Federal Power Program Issue Brief. Summary The American Public Power Association (APPA) strongly opposes proposals to divest the transmission assets of the Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs) and to change their cost-based rate structure to a market-based rate