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How to Avoid Being the Horse that “Shows” in a Three Horse Race

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One of public power’s long-standing challenges is to make our governing bodies understand that the salaries paid to “enterprise” employees need to be competitive with those offered by other employers in the field. For these specialized skill sets and responsibilities, standard city government pay scales often just will not cut it. The old adage “you get what you pay for” will increasingly apply in our industry as our boomers retire and must be replaced.

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Public Power Road Show: Sue Kelly’s World Tour Brings APPA Home

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Public Utilities Fortnightly interviewed Sue Kelly as she wound up her first year as president and CEO of the American Public Power Association. During the past year, Kelly has embarked on what she calls her “World Tour,” going everywhere from Wisconsin, to South Carolina, to Georgia, Texas, Utah, and you-name-it. Kelly also talks about RTOs, capacity markets, and helping the American public understand public power.

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Making Forward Progress on 111(d)

On Dec. 1, APPA filed our comments with the Environmental Protection Agency on its proposal to limit CO2 emissions from existing power plants under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. APPA staff labored long and mightily to produce these comments, and I am justly proud of the cross-departmental team we assembled to do this work.

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