Issues

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

    Electric cooperatives support developing ways to streamline disaster recovery programs while maintaining our commitment to efficient disaster recovery.

  • Grid Security and Cyber Security

    Protecting the nation’s electric power grid and ensuring an affordable, reliable and secure supply of energy are top priorities for electric cooperatives, and the electric power industry as a whole.

  • New Source Review

    NRECA supports passage of legislation to provide regulatory certainty for power plants that are seeking to make improvements to increase efficiency and reduce emissions.

  • PURPA Reform

    The Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) reform is necessary to ensure this 40-year old statute more accurately reflects the current electricity market and helps rural electric cooperatives continue to provide affordable, reliable electricity.

  • Vegetation Management

    Electric cooperative efforts to maintain grid reliability and ensure public safety include keeping power line rights-of-way clear of hazardous trees and vegetation, even along lines that cross federal lands to provide affordable electricity to rural Americans.

  • Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Electric Loan Program

    Consumer-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperatives maintain nearly half the nation’s electric distribution lines which cover 75 percent of America’s land mass while serving only 12 percent of all business and residential electric consumers.