Among the factors that influence the level of service electric cooperatives offer their member-owners, state laws and regulations are some of the most significant. The WREA is active in monitoring the possible effects of state policies and engaging in government relations to ensure the conversation surrounding new legislation includes the perspective of the state’s electric cooperatives.
The WREA’s involvement in state issues reflects its commitment to support Wyoming residents in the most effective way it can—by providing safe, reliable, and affordable electricity to communities throughout the state.
The policy areas that the WREA follows closely include:
- Energy Policy
- Economic Development
- Employee Safety and Labor Laws
- Tax Policy
- Transportation and Fuels
- Rights-of-way and Eminent Domain
- Environmental Protection and Conservation Policy
- Territorial Protection