Advancing the Power of Competition
How to Join EPSA:
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EPSA advocates for well-functioning, competitive wholesale electricity markets to reliably power the nation’s homes and businesses at the lowest cost. We foster the innovation and sustainable environmental progress needed to achieve societal and environmental goals.
EPSA member companies provide reliable, competitively priced electricity from environmentally responsible generation facilities using a diverse mix of fuels and technologies, including natural gas, renewables (including wind, solar, and hydropower), nuclear and coal.
In total, our members own and operate more than 150,000 megawatts of power generation capacity in every part of the country with access to competitive wholesale electricity markets, governed by Independent System Operators (ISOs) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs): New England, New York, the Mid-Atlantic, the Midwest, Texas, the Southwest, and California.
Why Join EPSA?
Competitive power suppliers are by their very nature a group of competitors, but they band together within EPSA to achieve collective goals and access shared benefits. While remaining mindful of antitrust compliance and adhering to the highest standards of conduct, competitive power suppliers join EPSA to:
- Share best practices and information to advance competitive power markets.
- Access and collaborate with a broad network of leading competitive power executives and professionals.
- Identify shared policy priorities and emerging issues.
- Enhance and promote the benefits of competitive electricity markets for consumers, the environment and reliable power availability.
Areas of Focus
- Promote a favorable market environment for the competitive electric power industry.
- Support the development of federal and state policies that encourage the development and implementation of well-functioning competitive markets for electricity.
- Participate in state issues through education, information dissemination and selective intervention as appropriate in conjunction with State and Regional Partners.
See EPSA’s Principles, which guide our policy positions and engagement.
How We Work
EPSA shares our member companies’ stories and advocates on policy priorities with policymakers, regulatory agencies, and stakeholders. We represent our members primarily at the federal level — from the White House and Congress to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and if needed, to the Supreme Court.
To a lesser extent and where issues critical to our members arise, EPSA also engages at state legislatures and state utility commissions, both individually and in partnership with our state and regional partners, including the Independent Power Providers of New York (IPPNY), the New England Power Generators Association (NEPGA) and the PJM Power Providers Group (P3).
EPSA Board of Directors and Leadership
The EPSA Board of Directors consists of executives from appointed member companies. The Board governs the administration of the association, meeting regularly to discuss operations and vote on key decisions.
EPSA also annually elects officers including a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary-Treasurer and President.
EPSA member committees work collaboratively to share information and best practices, identify priorities and coordinate efforts across the industry.
EPSA holds three annual meetings of its Board of Directors, typically in January, April and September to discuss priorities, messaging and emerging issues. We also ensure that CEOs and staff have ample time to interact in a less-formal manner with EPSA staff and each other.
EPSA’s various technical committees hold in-person meetings in conjunction with these meetings.
Any company or entity that is directly involved in the production, sale or supply of competitive electric power is eligible for membership as a Board Member of EPSA. Each Board Member is eligible to appoint one Director to serve on the Board of Directors.
Any company or entity that is directly or indirectly involved in the production, sale or supply of competitive electric power is eligible for Associate membership in EPSA, provided that the company (a) has equity ownership in under 750 MWs of competitive generation assets operating and under construction in the U.S., or (b) if they own no generation assets, sell less than a total of 10 million MWHs on an annual basis under a FERC approved market-based tariff and as a state approved energy services provider (or the equivalent). Associate Members are not entitled to vote at general or special membership meetings or meetings of the EPSA Board of Directors.
State and Regional Partners
Any state or regional independent power association is eligible for State & Regional Partner Membership in EPSA. Each State & Regional Partner may designate one representative to attend all membership meetings and designate one or more representatives to receive written communications. State & Regional Partners are not entitled to vote at general or special membership meetings or meetings of the EPSA Board of Directors.