State and federal policymaker decisions about energy issues can drastically impact how WPPI Energy member utilities do business.

Throughout our membership, local elected and appointed officials work to engage and advise state and federal legislators on energy issues that matter to their communities. Together, utility and community leaders have a strong voice in policy discussions at the local, state and national levels. They serve as credible local experts, advocating for sound energy policies that protect and advance the interests of the customers and communities they serve.

WPPI Energy member officials and staff take part in:

  • State and federal legislation that affects public power customers
  • Regulatory rule-making processes
  • Community education on public policy that would raise electric costs or impact reliability

WPPI maintains 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 Customers First! Coalition, the Transmission Access Policy Study Group (TAPS), Fair Rates for Wisconsin’s Dairyland (FRWD), and the Wisconsin Freight Rail Customer Alliance.

Advocacy: Preserving and Protecting Public Power