APPA 2020 Legislative Rally in Washington, D.C.

Ann Groves-Lloyd, Alderperson advocated on behalf of Lodi and Lodi Utilities at the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) 2020 Legislative Rally Feb. 25-27 in Washington, D.C.  Groves-Lloyd used her time in D.C. to hold a briefing with Trump administration officials and conduct in-person meetings with Wisconsin Senators Tammy Baldwin (D) and Ron Johnson (R), as well as Congressman Glenn Grothman.

“This year’s rally was an important opportunity to advocate for policies aimed at keeping our electric service for Lodi Utilities customers affordable, safe, reliable and responsible – now and for the long term,” stated Ann Groves-Lloyd, Alderperson.

During the meetings, the local official encouraged policy recommendations that safeguard the utility’s ability to cost-effectively finance critical municipal infrastructure, maintain a safe and reliable power grid, and create a level playing field for investments in clean energy technologies like battery storage, carbon capture and utility scale solar and wind projects. Groves-Lloyd also spoke with legislators about supporting the expansion of electric vehicles. By increasing the number of electric vehicles in the community, the electric grid could be used more efficiently — effectively reducing electric costs for all customers.

“The APPA Rally gives President Trump’s administration and our Congressional delegates a chance to hear from local leaders on energy policy and how it impacts their constituents,” said Joseph Owen, Director of Government Affairs for WPPI Energy. “Legislative proposals can have real-life consequences for local communities, and we want to ensure policy makers keep Lodi Utilities customers in mind.” 

Ann Groves-Lloyd and WPPI members from Wisconsin

Picture: Ann Groves-Lloyd along with other WPPI members from Wisconsin attending the APPA 2020 Legislative Rally in Washington, D.C.