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Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA): Overview and Implementation

Meg McNaul Rebecca Shelton Adrienne Clair Nicole Allen Jecoliah Williams February 18, 2021

This webinar series is presented by the American Public Power Association. 

Prompted by the growth of cost-competitive renewable resources, the evolution of electricity markets, and the proliferation of rooftop solar generation, electric utilities have been increasingly confronted with issues pertaining to implementation of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA). Presented by attorneys from the law firm of Thompson Coburn LLP, this two-part series will provide an overview of PURPA’s background and essential requirements, followed by a closer look at some key implementation issues.

The two-part series includes the following webinars, both held from 2-4 p.m. Eastern. Sign up for webinars individually or register for the series at a discounted rate. You'll also get access to recordings and slides for future reference.

This series is recommended for Utility executives and managers, attorneys, regulatory personnel, and any other employees who may have responsibility for implementing or complying with PURPA.

Webinar Access and Materials

  • Zoom Links: Zoom log in credentials will be sent out the day before each event.

  • Course materials: Attendees will receive access to APPA’s secure online document portal the day before the first, where an electronic PDF copy of the speakers’ presentation(s) can be accessed. No advance review or printing is required.

  • Recordings: The webinars will be recorded and can also be accessed through APPA’s document portal (within a week of the second webinar), in case you can’t attend the live versions. Note: Continuing education credits can only be issued for attending live sessions.



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