The U.S. Senate released a new version of the budget reconciliation bill that Congress has been negotiating for the past year. This version contains several policy provisions of interest to electric cooperatives, including direct pay—one of NRECA's top legislative priorities.

In the latest episode of LiveWire, we review how direct-pay incentives would benefit electric cooperatives. Hear from NRECA's Paul Gutierrez as well as Minnkota Power Cooperative CEO Mac McLennan, who discusses what this potential cost savings would mean for co-op projects.

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