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For easy printing, download the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act Issue Brief. Summary The Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) was enacted following the energy crisis of the 1970s to encourĀ­age cogeneration and renewable resources and promote competiĀ­tion for electric
Bonds and Financing
Public power is ready to work with the federal government to deploy energy infrastructure funding in a way that increases the resilience of the grid, reduces emissions, and helps keep electricity affordable Federal energy infrastructure funding must be available to public power utilities and their
There is strong interest in Congress and the Biden Administration in addressing climate change Federal efforts to address climate change must be done on an economy-wide basis, remain technology neutral, and set realistic emission reduction targets
Bonds and Financing
Modernizing municipal bonds will help states and localities facing unprecedented challenges Reducing costs and encouraging new investments will help our communities and economy
Security and Resilience (Cyber and Physical)
The electric sector has strong mandatory and enforceable cyber and physical security standards in place Threats are always evolving, and standards are only one part of ensuring security
Energy Storage
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on July 28 announced the creation of a new Inter-Agency Fire Safety Working Group to ensure the safety and security of energy storage systems across the state, following fire incidents at facilities in the state this summer.