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ELCON Press Release on Uneconomic Power Plants
July 6, 2016

Regulatory Treatment of Uneconomic Power Plants
July 6, 2016

ELCON Support for H.R.5167, the "Technologies for Energy Security  Act"
May 31, 2016

Sector 8 Policy Input for the NERC Board of Trustees and Member Represenatives Committee, Prepared by ELCON for May 4-5, 2016 Meetings in Chicago, IL

Comments of ELCON, FERC Document No. RM16-6-000 ("Essential Reliability Services and the Evolving Bulk-Power Sustem-Primary Frequency Response")
April 25, 2016

Comments of EEI, NRECA, EPSA and ELCON, FERC Docket No. RM15-14-000 ("Revised Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards")
April 21, 2016

Chamber of Commerce, et al. v. EPA (ESPS Rule), US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Docket: No. 15-1382 (consolidated with lead docket No. 15-1363), Filed: February 19, 2016. [The Chamber is the lead petitioner in a coalition of 16 national trade associations challenging the final Clean Power Plan regulations. These trade associations represent nearly every sector of the economy. The Chamber has been joined in its lawsuit by the National Association of Manufacturers, American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, National Federation of Independent Business, American Chemistry Council, American Coke and Coal Chemicals Institute, American Foundry Society, American Forest & Paper Association, American Iron and Steel Institute, American Wood Council, Brick Industry Association, Electricity Consumers Resource Council (ELCON), Lignite Energy Council, National Lime Association, National Oilseed Processors Association and Portland Cement Association.]
February 19, 2016

Comments of ELCON, Docket No. RM15-24-000 ("Settlement Intervals and Shortage Pricing in Markets Operated by RTOs and ISOs")
November 30, 2015

Charles Acquard Joins ELCON
November 30, 2015

Comments of the Edison Electric Institute, the American Public Power Association, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Electric Power Supply Association, Electricity Consumers Resource Council and Transmission Asscess Policy Study Group, Docket No. RM14-8-000 et al. ("Protection System Maintenance Reliability Standard")
November 20, 2015

ELCON Press Release on Letter to FERC Opposing Technical Conference on PURPA
November 19, 2015

ELCON et al Letter to FERC Opposing Technical Comferemce on PURPA
November 19, 2015

Press Release on FERC Action Reaffirming Rights of Retail Consumers
November 13, 2015

Additional Comments of EEI, APPA, ELCON and NRECA, Docket No. RM15-11-000 (Reliability Standards for Transmission System Planned Performance for Geomagnetic Disturbances")
November 4, 2015

Motion to Intervene Out-of-Time, or In the Alternative, Participate as Amicus Curiae, and Comments of the Electricity Consumers Resource Council ("ELCON") and Joint Consumers, FERC Docket No.ER07-1069-006 ("American Electric Power Service Corp.")
October 28, 2015

Electricity in the New Era, Presentation by John P. Hughes at CIBO's 37th Annual Meeting
October 22, 2015

John P. Hughes is New ELCON President
October 21, 2015

Consumer Perspective on the Clean Power Plan:  Impact on Electricty Costs for American Business, John P. Hughes, Presented at the Indiana Energy Conference
October 15, 2015

Review of Federal Legislative & Regulatory Developments and Their Impact on Large Consumers, Presentation at Multiple Intervenors Annual Meeting, John P. Hughes
October 7, 2015

Joint Comments of EEI, APPA, NRECA, EPSA, ELCON, TAPS, and LPPC, FERC Docket No. RM15-14-000 ("Reliability Standards for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Supply Chain Management")
September 21, 2015

Statement on House Proposal on PURPA and Capacity Markets
September 15, 2015

John Anderson's Retirement Statement
September 14, 2015

Protest and Comments of the Electricity Consumers Resource Council (ELCON) and Joint Consumers, FERC Docket No. EL15-86-000 (ITC Grid Development)
August 28, 2015

Press Release on Capacity Markets
August 27, 2015

Press Release on Clean Power Plan
August 3, 2015

Joint Comments of EEI, APPA, ELCON, EPSA, LPPC, and NRECA, FERC Docket No. RM15-11-000 ("Reliability Standards for Transmission System Planning Performance for Geomagnetic Disturbances"
July 27, 2015

An Introduction to ELCON

The Electricity Consumers Resource Council

ELCON – formally the Electricity Consumers Resource Council – is the national association representing large industrial users of electricity. It was created in 1976 as the federal government began to address electricity issues, and industrial users realized that they could advocate policy more effectively by forming a united front. At the same time, these industrial users hoped to create a technical resource for useful data and information that could be shared by member companies.

Since 1976, ELCON, at the direction of its member companies, has focused on federal and state policies that affect the price, availability and reliability of electricity service. ELCON does this by playing an active role in a variety of arenas. It is the only national association representing industrial electricity users interacting with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on a regular basis. ELCON is also active in the legislative process, working with Members of Congress and their staffs promoting policies consistent with its objectives. And ELCON is the only national association representing manufacturers working with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) – the organization charged with developing reliability standards for the interstate electricity grid – with ELCON staff and member companies serving on numerous NERC committees.

ELCON members benefit from ELCON’s advocacy efforts, its technical resources and educational Workshops, and the ability to network with others involved in corporate energy management.