Many departments and agencies of the federal government directly affect the utility industry. Below are links to agency websites where information is available on formal government actions and topics of interest.
Department of Energy (DOE)
The cabinet-level department with primary responsibility for the nation's energy policy is the Department of Energy.
Transmission and wholesale electrical energy are regulated primarily by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Proceedings and rulings of FERC have widespread impacts on the nation's energy system.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Since its establishment in 1973, the Environmental Protection Agency has affected all walks of life in the U.S., particularly through major actions of Congress such as the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act.
The MMUA Tom Bovitz Memorial Scholarship provides funding for post-secondary education. Winners must be customers, or dependents of customers, of MMUA-member electric or gas utilities. The essay contest takes place in the spring of the year.