Advocating the power of competition

What is EPSA

Full Competition: EPSA’s Focus

Competition will continue to be one of the dominant issues facing the electric power industry. EPSA members support policies that give all suppliers an equal opportunity to compete and give all customers an equal opportunity to reap the benefits of competition.

EPSA represents companies that understand what it means to compete. Since its inception in the early 1980s, the independent power industry--now more aptly termed the competitive power supply industry to include both generation and marketing--has faced intensely competitive conditions. Projects developed by independent power producers continue to face stiff competition from other competitors within the industry. They also must continue to better the self-build options available to the traditional utilities to whom they currently sell their power. Power marketers compete with each other and with utilities and other wholesale power suppliers. EPSA’s members contribute jobs and economic strength: as of 2008, they own more than 480 electricity generation plants representing 200,000 megawatts (MW) of capacity in 40 states and the District of Columbia.