Platte River’s legislative and regulatory efforts at the local, state and federal levels support Platte River’s mission to provide safe, reliable, environmentally responsible and financially sustainable energy and services.

Platte River maintains positive relationships with members of Colorado’s congressional delegation, the governor’s office and the Colorado General Assembly, and continually works with county, state and federal regulators. In addition to direct issue-related communication with governmental decision makers, Platte River is an active participant in trade associations, such as the American Public Power Association, the Large Public Power Council and the Colorado Association of Municipal Utilities.

These associations offer a cost-effective means to participate in legislative and regulatory proceedings. Platte River leadership and staff actively participate with these organizations to ensure policy positions are appropriately reflected by these organizations whenever possible.

Public power

Platte River is one of more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities in the U.S. They are operated by local governments and provide their owner communities with reliable, responsive, not-for-profit electric service. About 48 million people depend on public power. Learn more on American Public Power Association's website.

Public utilities like Platte River Power Authority advocate for polices that:

  • Ensure reliable electricity service at competitive costs
  • Advance diversity and equity in the electric utility industry
  • Promote effective competition in the wholesale electricity marketplace
  • Protect the environment and the health and safety of electricity consumers
  • Safeguard the ability of communities to provide infrastructure services that their consumers require