Advocacy

As not-for-profit, locally owned utilities, WPPI Energy members make it a priority to promote and protect public power. Together, utility and community leaders have a stronger voice in policy discussions at the local, state and national levels.


WPPI Energy member officials and staff take part in:


  • State and federal legislation that affects public power customers
  • Regulatory rulemaking processes
  • Industry coalitions on key issues
  • Community education on public policy that would raise electricity costs or impact
        reliability

We also maintain strong relationships with our state public service commissions, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and others.

To expand our reach, WPPI Energy also works closely with our state and national public power trade associations: the Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin, the Michigan Municipal Electric Association, the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities and the American Public Power Association. We’re actively involved in many industry coalitions including the CustomersFirst! Coalition, the Transmission Access Policy Study Group (TAPS), Fair Rates for Wisconsin’s Dairyland (FRWD), and the Wisconsin Freight Rail Customer Alliance.



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