Issues & Policy
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
NRECA is leading the development of infrastructure resources and toolkits for electric co-ops and convening consortia to help co-ops collaborate and maximize effectiveness as they apply for federal infrastructure grants. Learn more about these efforts to leverage the transformational potential of the bipartisan infrastructure package for co-op communities.
2022 Legislative Priorities
Top co-op priorities in 2022 include passage of the following legislation in Congress:
• A measure to provide direct federal payments for co-ops to develop new energy resources and technologies, putting them on a level playing field with investor-owned utilities that already receive federal tax breaks for providing power from solar, wind and other renewable energy sources and for investing in carbon capture projects.
• The Flexible Financing for Rural America Act, which would allow co-ops to refinance their Rural Utilities Service loans at lower interest rates without prepayment penalties.