EPSA’s Role in the Industry
EPSA has a powerful presence on Capitol Hill, serving as a forceful advocate for the competitive power supply industry before Congress. The Association regularly testifies before Congress, briefs Members of Congress on key electricity matters affecting their constituents, provides industry leaders the opportunity to meet face to face with key Congressional leaders and delegations, and serves as a resource for senior staff professionals handling complex energy legislative issues. All of these activities keep the industry’s voice on critical legislative issues front and center on Capitol Hill.
EPSA also proactively engages in a dialogue with the Administration and relevant federal agencies that impact the work of the Association’s members. At the top of that list is the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). EPSA files comments in significant FERC proceedings throughout the year, participates in FERC technical workshops designed to evaluate solutions to pressing technical issues, and works closely with FERC to ensure that the Commission is aware of the competitive power supply industry’s views on critical issues. FERC Commissioners and senior staff members are regular speakers at EPSA meetings, providing members with another valuable opportunity to express their concerns directly to FERC officials. EPSA also represents the competitive power supply industry’s interests on a wide range of key issues being addressed by the Department of Energy.
EPSA is also active in the environmental arena and is an aggressive advocate for fair treatment of renewable energy technologies—many of which have been pioneered by the competitive power industry. The Association works with all appropriate branches of the federal government to draw attention to the environmental benefits of renewable energy technologies.
EPSA is the primary source of information for companies in the competitive power supply industry. EPSA provides continuous updates on all pertinent regulatory and legislative developments. These updates are designed to give busy executives a quick overview of how evolving policy issues will affect their business decisions.
Besides producing a variety of publications designed to update members and industry colleagues on critical industry issues at a glance, EPSA also distributes publications designed to inform target audiences about the contributions of the competitive power supply industry.
EPSA programs and services are designed to meet the unique and evolving needs of the competitive power supply industry. The key ingredient in all our programs is member involvement. EPSA’s committees play a hands-on role in crafting the Association’s policies and positions on legislative, regulatory, and operational issues impacting the industry’s bottom line. EPSA membership gives companies a seat at the table in that dynamic and agenda-setting process. In addition, EPSA programs and services provide senior executives with critical business intelligence in a rapidly evolving domestic and international marketplace. As such, EPSA membership is a must for any company with an interest in solidifying and enhancing its competitive position.
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