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.
- Utility proposes Canada-to-U.S. transmission line project March 30, 2017
National Grid recently unveiled a proposal to develop a new transmission project that would bring up to 1,200 megawatts of renewable energy from Canada to the New England power grid.
- NREL report details costs of residential solar plus storage March 30, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory is making available what it called “the most detailed component and system-level cost breakdowns to date” for residential photovoltaic solar systems that are equipped with battery-based energy storage.
- Snohomish County PUD installs second storage system March 30, 2017
Washington State’s Snohomish County PUD has dedicated its second energy storage system, which was installed at a substation in Everett, Wash.