Statement from EPSA’s Todd Snitchler on Biden Cabinet Announcements
For Immediate Release: December 18, 2020
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Competitive power suppliers can help advance the Biden-Harris agenda in 2021 and look forward to engaging with President-elect Biden’s energy and environment cabinet picks – focusing on competitive, market-based solutions like carbon pricing to achieve least cost emissions reductions from the power sector, said the president and CEO of the Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA), Todd Snitchler.
“President-elect Biden has chosen a strong, well-respected team charged with critical decisions impacting the nation’s access to reliable energy and the associated impacts on the environment. Future progress must balance all essential needs.
Reliable, affordable electricity and a competitive foundation that allows for continued innovation as the nation’s power grid evolves has never been more important. Competition among electric generators in regional wholesale markets has led to billions in consumer cost savings annually, while simultaneously delivering significant emissions reductions. It must be the bedrock for continued efficient, least cost decarbonization and reliable service.
Our member companies continue to provide reliable, least cost electricity without putting investment risk on consumers and taxpayers as they build more efficient, cleaner technology to meet the future. We have been at the forefront of federal, state, and market policy conversations in the past and we look forward to engaging with Biden Administration nominees and appointees to find durable, competitive, market-based solutions like carbon pricing that allow power companies to continue to bring more efficient and cleaner electric generation options to customers – without adding unnecessary cost or financial burden to struggling homes and businesses.”
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.