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Nominate Your Utility/Staff/Policymakers for Public Power Awards

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, January 8, 2020

You have until January 31 to nominate your utility, utility personnel, or policymakers for American Public Power Association awards.

Please take a moment to review the various awards and decide whether your organization (or someone at your organization) would be a good fit. All nominations are due in by Jan. 31, 2020. Award winners will be chosen at the upcoming Legislative Rally in Washington, D.C., and presented at the Association’s National Conference in Long Beach, California.

Visit for more information or to submit a nomination.

Questions? Contact

Tags:  APPA 

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2020 APPA Smart Energy Provider Application is Now Open! Deadline is April 30.

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation is a best practices designation for utilities that show commitment to and proficiency in energy efficiency, distributed generation, renewable energy, and environmental initiatives.

Now in its second year, the SEP program aims to garner national recognition for utility efforts to incorporate energy efficiency and sustainability while providing affordable electric service. Additionally, obtaining the SEP designation will help public power utilities benchmark and evaluate their work in these areas against a set of industry best practices.

Currently 67 public power utilities hold an SEP designation.

For more information—or to start your application—visit Questions on the program? Contact

Tags:  APPA  Energy  Energy Efficiency  SEP 

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IAMU Receives Grant for Energy-efficiency Research

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, October 16, 2019

IAMU was awarded a research grant by the American Public Power Association’s Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments (DEED) program. 

IAMU received $72,790 to create a plug-in electric vehicle (EV) planning and implementation toolkit for municipal utilities.

The American Public Power Association is the national organization serving the interests of the nation’s more than 2,000 community- and state-owned electric utilities. The association established the DEED program in 1980 to sponsor and conduct activities related to energy innovation that improve efficiency or lower costs in providing energy services to consumers of publicly owned electric utilities. DEED funds are used to support innovative utility programs. IAMU is a member of the Association and DEED.

Tags:  APPA  DEED  Energy  Energy Efficiency  Grant 

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Public Power Rebates on Nissan LEAF

Posted By IAMU, Thursday, October 10, 2019

The American Public Power Association (APPA) has partnered with Nissan to offer its member public power community across the U.S. exclusive rebates on the all-electric 2019 Nissan LEAF. At members’ request, the APPA has sought out partnerships with vehicle manufacturers for a national rebate program. The APPA is excited to bring this opportunity to its members, and to work with Nissan North America, which has successfully worked with similarly situated organizations.

Public power customers and employees are eligible for a rebate of $3,500 on the 2019 Nissan LEAF 40 kWh Standard and of $2,500 on the 2019 Nissan LEAF 62 kWh ePlus.

Utilities, joint action agencies and state/regional associations may use the rebate for fleet vehicles. The rebate on the LEAF 40 kWh Standard for fleet vehicles may be up to $5,000 in ZEV states. Ask your local dealer.

To claim the public power rebate, public power customers must download this flyer (updated 10/2/2019) and take it to a local Nissan dealer, along with proof of eligible residency and a current electric bill.

Extended: Nissan has extended the rebate offer through to January 2, 2020.

Tags:  APPA  Nissan LEAF  Rebate 

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Electric Members: RP3 Applications Due Soon

Posted By IAMU, Tuesday, September 10, 2019

September 30 is the deadline to apply for a prestigious Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation from the American Public Power Association.

Being recognized with the RP3 designation can lead to:

  • Increased customer support
  • National and local media attention
  • Enhanced teamwork
  • Potential financial perks, such as improved bond ratings, savings on insurance premiums, and increased economic development opportunities

The APPA’s RPprogram is based on industry-recognized leading practices in four important disciplines:

  • Reliability
  • Safety
  • Workforce Development
  • System Improvement

Being recognized by the RPprogram demonstrates to community leaders, governing board members, suppliers, and service providers a utility’s commitment to its employees, customers, and community. Additionally, an RPdesignation is a sign of a utility’s dedication to operating an efficient, safe, and reliable distribution system. Currently 274 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities hold an RPdesignation. An RPdesignation recognizes the utility for providing its community with high quality, reliable, and safe electricity.

First-time RPapplicants save 15% on their application fee by using this code at checkout: JAA&SA2019RP3. 

Questions? Contact or 202-467-2931.

Tags:  APPA  Electric  RP3 

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