The American Public Power Association (APPA), based in the Washington, D.C. region, is the service organization for the nation’s more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities. Collectively, these utilities serve more than 47 million Americans. APPA was created in 1940 as a nonprofit, non-partisan organization to advance the public policy interests of its members and their consumers, and to provide member services to ensure adequate, reliable electricity at a reasonable price with the proper protection of the environment. Hometown Connections is the utility services subsidiary of APPA.
Most of the members of the Texas Public Power Association are also members of APPA. Be sure to take full advantage of an APPA membership. Whether you work for a public power utility or provide a service or product for the electric utility marketplace, membership in APPA provides access to unparalleled electric utility industry information resources; educational and training opportunities designed specifically for public power professionals; access to staff experts on a variety of technical, regulatory and operational issues impacting public power; and much more. For information on the many benefits of membership in APPA, visit the APPA website.
- FERC, DOE nominees are questioned at Senate hearing May 26, 2017
The changing nature of the U.S. electricity industry, dramatic cuts in the Energy Department’s budget proposed recently by President Trump, climate change, and the evolution of the concept of baseload power were among the topics discussed at a Senate confirmation hearing on May 25.
- Ariz. utility enters "historically low" long-term solar contract May 26, 2017
Tucson Electric Power, which serves 420,000 customers in southern Arizona, has entered into a long-term solar energy contract with NextEra Energy Resources at a price of less than 3 cents/kWh, which TEP described as “historically low.”
- Sponsored Advertising Feature Integrating outage management, bill pay, and customer care May 26, 2017
When Easley Combined Utilities decided that it was time to optimize office and in-the-field efficiencies and improve customer service, they wanted to focus on two areas — communicating with customers during power outages and making power restoration more efficient. It was time to leave behind the old mainframe computer and vintage green-screen terminals — and their miracle-working in-house programmer was retiring.