APPA News

by Peter Maloney
APPA News
Posted July 2, 2020

The slowdown in economic output and industrial activity as a result of efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 is expected to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emission levels and accelerate the decline of coal fired generation, according to a report from Moody’s Investors Service.

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted July 2, 2020

The House on July 1 passed H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, by a vote of 233 to 188. The $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill includes a number of key priorities for public power.

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted July 2, 2020

Joy Ditto, President and CEO of the American Public Power Association, Delia Patterson, Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Communications and General Counsel at APPA, and David Wade, President and CEO of the Electric Power Board of Chattanooga, have been appointed to serve as members of the Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC).

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted July 1, 2020

If adopted, transmission incentive changes proposed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) are likely to hike transmission costs without any assurance of commensurate benefits for consumers, the American Public Power Association said on July 1.

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted June 30, 2020

House Democrats on June 30 released the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis’s report to Congress on how to address the climate crisis.

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted June 30, 2020

Two Central Florida solar farms that are part of one of the largest municipal-backed solar projects in the nation are now operational, the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) reported on June 30.

by Peter Maloney
APPA News
Posted June 30, 2020

An investment of between $75 billion and $125 billion in the electric power system will be needed by 2030 to serve 20 million electric vehicles, according to a report by The Brattle Group.

by Peter Maloney
APPA News
Posted June 29, 2020

Electrify America says it has completed its first string of cross-country fast charging, direct current (DC) electric vehicle charging stations.

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted June 29, 2020

The Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC) has updated a resource guide it has developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to add new sections that address planning considerations for contact tracing during mutual assistance and the use of contact tracing for workplace reentry.

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted June 26, 2020

House Subcommittee on Select Revenues Chairman Mike Thompson, D-Calif., on June 25 introduced legislation that will allow public power utilities to directly benefit from energy tax incentives.