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Power Sources
When it comes to a wide range of significant electric policy issues, the American Public Power Association sees value in partnering with other trade groups and industry participants to make its voice heard on issues such as transmission costs, wholesale markets and cybersecurity, said Delia
Power Sources
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in September proposed to modernize its regulations under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA). Commissioners voted at FERC’s monthly open meeting to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR), which FERC noted constitutes the
Power Sources
At a July 23 news conference, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, D-N.J., said that the committee would begin efforts to draft legislation to get U.S. carbon dioxide emissions to net-zero/100 percent clean energy by 2050. Pallone expressed his desire to work with Republicans
Electricity Markets
As the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission considers possible changes to its electric transmission incentives policy, it is vital that the federal agency consider the possible effects on consumers in the process, a large group of state utility regulators, industrial power customers, public power
Bonds and Financing
The American Public Power Association’s members on Feb. 26 approved several new policy resolutions that highlight the Association’s concerns about rising transmission costs, its opposition to efforts by the Federal Communications Commission to regulate public power pole attachments and the
Electricity Markets
Environment
As 2019 gets underway, the American Public Power Association is keeping a close eye on several key regulatory issues that could affect our member utilities, including possible action by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on transmission rates. We will also be monitoring developments in the
Environment
Commenting on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to replace the Clean Power Plan (CPP), the American Public Power Association in October said that it supports EPA’s proposal to establish heat rate improvement technologies as the best system of emission reductions for coal-fired utility
Environment
The En vironmental Protection Agency in August proposed to replace the Clean Power Plan with a new rule that would let states decide how to make existing coal-fired power plants more efficient to lower their greenhouse gas emissions. The Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan exceeded the EPA’s
Safety
The American Public Power Association is voicing opposition to legislation that would effectively repeal the public power exemption from Federal Communications Commission (FCC) pole attachment regulations. The bill essentially would impose a “one-size-fits-all” approach to pole attachment rates and
Power Sources
Lawmakers at a recent hearing on Capitol Hill heard from several power industry participants, including John Twitty , executive director of the Transmission Access Policy Study Group (TAPS), who detailed concerns they have about the current environment for transmission planning. Several panelists at