EPSA’s mission is to advance the interests of its members: competitive generators, power marketers and other suppliers. EPSA advocates domestic and international policies that will result in a fully competitive electric power supply marketplace. EPSA supports the development of organized wholesale power markets operated under the auspices of a regional transmission organization that will benefit consumers and improve reliability.
EPSA is the national trade association representing competitive power suppliers, including generators and marketers. These suppliers, who account for nearly 40 percent of the installed generating capacity in the United States, provide reliable and competitively priced electricity from environmentally responsible facilities serving global power markets. EPSA seeks to bring the benefits of competition to all power customers.
Formed as a result of a merger between the National Independent Energy Producers and the Electric Generation Association, EPSA combines the strengths and policy successes of those two prominent organizations on behalf of the competitive power supply industry. EPSA’s formation has given the competitive power supply industry the ability to speak with a single, unified voice at the national level.
As the debate continues in the U.S. Congress, federal regulatory agencies, and state capitals around the country, EPSA advocates policies and positions that allow its member companies to compete aggressively for the privilege of serving electricity consumers. EPSA is confident that, as it has in other industries, such competition will bring lower prices, and more and better services for electricity customers. As such, the association will continue to play a constructive role in the intensifying congressional and regulatory debate about how to create efficient national wholesale power markets. Working in concert with the industry’s state and regional associations, EPSA also participates in precedent-setting regulatory and legislative proceedings in the states.
EPSA members include many of the premier companies involved in the generation and marketing of electricity. Today’s power suppliers face complex technological, environmental, and risk management challenges. EPSA members are responsible for some of the most innovative solutions to these challenges. Those solutions have resulted in: more efficient generating technologies that have driven down the cost of producing electricity; cost-effective environmental solutions that have resulted in significantly cleaner air and water; innovations in power plant management and maintenance that have lowered operating costs without compromising reliability; cost-saving transactions among power marketers that move electricity to where it is most needed; and new comprehensive risk management strategies that result in more competitively priced power.
The competitive power supply industry’s existing accomplishments foreshadow the possibility of even greater efficiencies and savings in a fully competitive market. EPSA’s goal is to bring the cost-saving benefits and innovative services its members offer to all consumers.
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