What is EPSA?

EPSA is proud to be celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017.  Since its inception, EPSA has grown to become the leading national trade association representing independent power producers and marketers. 

EPSA’s public policy advocacy has long focused on achieving and maintaining well-functioning and properly regulated competitive wholesale electricity markets.   EPSA’s efforts occur primarily at the federal level at the White House and before the U.S. Congress, Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and other Executive Branch agencies.   EPSA is often a participant in federal court litigation over wholesale market regulatory issues, including roles in two leading U.S. Supreme Court decisions.  In addition, EPSA is actively involved in select state-level proceedings that directly impact wholesale electricity markets and represents the competitive power sector at meetings of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.

EPSA members provide reliable and competitively priced electricity from environmentally responsible facilities using a diverse mix of fuels and technologies, including natural gas, nuclear, coal and renewables.   EPSA member company power generation assets are primarily located in the regions of the country with Independent System Operators and Regional Transmission Organizations because that approach provides better market access and investment signals.    EPSA members have invested billions of dollars at their risk without ratepayer subsidies to achieve the goals Congress set out in the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to bring market forces to bear on the power sector.  EPSA seeks to bring the benefits of competition to all power customers.