Navigating EPA Regulations: Demonstrate your Cooperative's Commitment to Reliable Service

Navigating EPA Regulations: Demonstrate your Cooperative's Commitment to Reliable Service

May 16, 2024 by Lauren Salazar, Chief Strategy Officer

In an ever-evolving regulatory landscape, effective communication is essential for managing perceptions and shaping narratives. Electric cooperatives that leverage Inside Info to craft compelling messages foster stronger connections with their members.

Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has introduced significant regulations affecting how electricity is generated and delivered.

Here's what members need to know:

  1. Emissions Reduction: The EPA has implemented rules aimed at reducing emissions of carbon dioxide from power plants by 90% by 2032.
  2. New Technology Requirements: Existing coal and new natural gas plants will be required to adopt carbon capture and sequestration technology, a technology that is not yet proven commercially available.
  3. Impact on your Cooperative: These regulations will affect how electricity is generated in the future, will likely cause retirements of certain generation facilities, and create limitations on future construction projects.
  4. Your Commitment to Reliable, Affordable Electric Service: Your commitment to providing reliable electric service remains unwavering, despite the recent EPA regulations impacting the electric utility industry. Members can rest assured your strategic planning and innovative solutions will provide stability moving forward.

By providing clear and concise information, electric cooperatives can help members understand the implications of the new EPA regulations on the electric utility industry. Crafting messages that show your commitment to transparency and openness, while adapting to these changes, fosters trust and improved relationships with members, and creates an informed, key base of your membership to help write their representatives on key issues when needed.

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