Statement from EPSA President and CEO Todd Snitchler
For Immediate Release: January 20, 2020
Contact: Christina Nyquist | email@example.com
WASHINGTON, D.C. – America’s competitive power sector looks forward to working alongside President Joe Biden and his administration to advance shared environmental and economic goals following his inauguration, said the head of the Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA) Wednesday. EPSA President and CEO Todd Snitchler released the following statement upon President Biden’s swearing in, highlighting opportunities for bipartisan unity on decisions facing the nation’s electric grid.
“We welcome President Biden and his administration and wish him well as he takes on his solemn duties as the leader of our great country. Amidst our challenges, America has tremendous opportunity to find common ground, and to build a bright future ahead – particularly when it comes to essential electric systems that power our way of life.
Competitive power suppliers have a unique ability to balance and advance energy, economic and environmental goals – doing so without putting investment risk on consumers. Our members have followed market signals in recent years to retire uneconomic and less efficient generation, resulting in cleaner air and customer savings. We are eager to work with President Biden and his team, as well as lawmakers at every level, to build on the successes competitive power markets have delivered: historically low power prices, significant emissions reductions, new clean energy build, and increasingly reliable service.
Well-designed power markets and policy approaches that unleash competition and focus on reducing emissions – not fuel- or technology- specific mandates – will create bipartisan opportunities and real solutions that protect customers as our grid evolves. An economy-wide carbon price, a well-designed Clean Energy Standard, or other market solutions, allow all resources to compete to reduce emissions at the least cost. These kind of thoughtful energy policies will set us on the right path to build a cleaner energy mix that is reliable and affordable for all Americans.”
The Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA) is the national trade association representing America’s competitive power suppliers. EPSA members provide nearly 150,000 MW of reliable and competitively priced electricity from environmentally responsible facilities using a diverse mix of fuels and technologies including natural gas, wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal, storage, biomass, and coal. EPSA seeks to bring the benefits of competition to all power customers. Learn more at www.epsa.org and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter @EPSAnews.