American Public Power Association
The American Public Power Association (APPA) is the service organization for the nation’s more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities that serve more than 45 million Americans.
APPA was created in 1940 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Its purpose is to advance the public policy interests of its members and their consumers, and provide member services to ensure adequate, reliable electricity at a reasonable price with the proper protection of the environment.
APPA’s Energy Efficiency Resource Central is public power’s national information resource for energy efficiency programs and assistance. It is an ongoing APPA effort to offer a wide variety of education, policy and advocacy resources and services to help utilities promote energy efficiency.
More than 640 APPA members are members of DEED, the Demonstration of Energy-Efficient Developments Program, which offers grants for energy efficiency projects. DEED members stay abreast of R&D issues through a quarterly newsletter, the DEED Digest, and have access to important research and reports from DEED-funded projects. DEED offers awards for energy efficiency achievements.