This Section is intended to provide our members with an electronic resource to use when conducting Government Relations Committee (GRC) business. It’s important to note, NWPPA activities focus solely on federal and regional issues; we do not engage in state or local issues or in the local business matters of our member utilities.

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Resolutions

A membership grassroots process determines NWPPA’s annual slate of resolutions. This process begins with NWPPA members and staff individually or collectively drafting proposed resolutions or preparing comments on existing resolutions prior to submitting them to NWPPA for presentation to the Government Relations Committee (GRC).

IndexIndex of 2018 NWPPA Resolutions.PDF.DOCX
2018-01Energy Efficiency.PDF.DOCX
2018-02In Support of All Hydropower as a Renewable Resource.PDF.DOCX
2018-03Protecting the Bulk Electric System from Cyber and Physical Attacks.PDF.DOCX
2018-04Reliability Standards and Defining Resiliency.PDF.DOCX
2018-05In Support of Local Decision-making for DER Integration.PDF.DOCX
2018-06Opposition to Changing the Role and Rates of the Power Marketing Administrations.PDF.DOCX
2018-07Urging EPA Consideration of Economic Impacts on Utilities When Developing Environmental Regulations.PDF.DOCX
2018-08Support for Tax-Exempt Financing.PDF.DOCX
2018-09Safeguarding Local Control–FCC & Pole Attachments.PDF.DOCX
2018-10In Support of Small Modular Reactors.PDF.DOCX
2018-11Urging Consideration of the Economic Impacts of the Endangered Species Act.PDF.DOCX
2018-12In Support of Improved Efforts, by Utilities and the Federal Government, to Respond to Natural Disasters.PDF.DOCX
2018-13In Support of Grid Modernization Assistance.PDF.DOCX
2018-14Rural Utility Service.PDF.DOCX
2018-15Ensuring Adequate Federal Funds to Combat Catastrophic Wildfires.PDF.DOCX
2018-16Vegetation Management and Fire Prevention on Rights of Way.PDF.DOCX
2018-17Support Use of Drones by Consumer-Owned Utilities.PDF.DOCX
2018-18Public Power Support of Electric Vehicles Policies.PDF.DOCX

Resolution NumberArchived Resolutions
Resolution

10-2016
Preservation of Local Decision-Making in Organized Markets
Resolution

40-2016
Regulation of Utility Operations-Related Swaps
Resolution

39-2012
Holistic Approach to Energy, Transmission and Environmental Policy
Resolution

38-2012
Western Governor’s Association Energy Initiatives
Resolution

37-2012
Climate Change
Resolution

36-2010
Effective Management and the Operation of the Columbia River System
Resolution

35-2010
Energy Resource Development as a National Security Issue
Resolution

34-2009
Support for Cost-Effective Wildlife Mitigation Programs at Multi-purpose Dams
Resolution

33-2009
Support for Alaska Low Sulfur Fuel Requirements Waiver
Resolution

32-2008
Reauthorization and Reform of the Endangered Species Act
Resolution

31-2007
Support for Alaska Coal, Fuel and Mercury Content Waivers
Resolution

30-2007
Support of Federal Emergency Disaster Assistance
Resolution

29-2007
Support for the Ability of Public Power Systems to Provide Advanced Communication Services and Promotion of Pro-consumer Policies
Resolution

28-2007
Support of Increased LIHEAP Funding
Resolution

27-2006
Support for the Completion of the Control Area for the Sierra Nevada Region of the Western Area Power Administration
Resolution

26-2006
Support of GTA Contracts and Equality of Service
Resolution

25-2006
Opposition to Hours of Service Regulations for Electric Utilities
Resolution

24-2006
Infrastructure Security and Security Costs
Resolution

23-2006
Opposition to the Application of FERC’s Standard Market Design or Other Iterations
Resolution

22-2006
Equal Treatment of all Northwest Industries Served Directly and Indirectly by BPA
Resolution

20-2006
Support for Construction and Completion of the Trans-Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Project
Resolution

19-2006
Support for Reform & Reauthorization of the Renewable Energy Production Incentive Program
Resolution

18-2006
Support for Avoiding ‘Cost Creep’ in Fish Funding
Resolution

17-2006
Evaluation of Proposals for Electric Industry Restructuring
Resolution

16-2006
Broadband Network Infrastructure and Telecommunications Services
Resolution

14-2006
U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management Strict Liability Policy
Resolution

13-2006
Support of FERC Regulation and Hydro Licensing
Resolution

12-2006
Support for Preserving Public Power’s Traditional Financing Methods
Resolution

11-2006
Support for Tax-Exempt Financing
Resolution

10-2006
Support for Northwest Irrigated Agriculture
Resolution

09-2006
Support of the Rural Utilities Services (RUS) Program
Resolution

08-2006
Support of the Local Control of Retail Rate Setting and Conservation and Renewables Programs
Resolution

07-2006
Support of the Preference Clause
Resolution

06-2005
Support for the Establishment of a Federal Control Area for the Sierra Nevada Region of the Western Area Power Administration
Resolution

05-2005
Accidental Wildlife Electrocutions
Resolution

04-2005
Opposition to the Advancement of the Kyoto Protocol
Resolution

03-2005
Opposition to Efforts to Deny Disaster Relief to State and Local Government Agencies
Resolution

02-2005
Opposition to Reservoir Drawdown or Damn Breaching Practices Without Scientific Justification
Resolution

01-2005
Regional and International Cooperation

Legislative Leadership

NWPPA’s members actively participate in the association’s Government Relations activities. This page provides contact information for the volunteer-member leaders of NWPPA’s Government Relations and Resolutions Committees; staff members that work on legislative activities; and the GRC’s Washington D.C. based consultant, Meguire Whitney.

Dave Kelsey

2018-2019 GRC Chair

Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative

J. Douglas Schmier

2018-2019 GRC Vice-Chair & 2019 Resolutions Committee Chair

Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative

Nicole Case

Legislative Affairs Consultant

Northwest Public Power Association
nicole@nwppa.org
(360) 254-0109​

Elizabeth K. Whitney

Washington D.C. Consultant

Meguire Whitney, LLC

Northwest Public Power Association