​​​​​​This manual was sponsored by the American Public Power Association (APPA), the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).

The manual is intended to be used as an aid to state commissions and utilities as they deal with issues related to the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) of 1978, as amended, and in light of recent events and regulatory actions involving PURPA implementation. This document is not intended to provide any recommendations for actions, decisions, or opinions from any of the sponsoring organizations, and does not constitute legal advice.

This manual was prepared by the following attorneys at Thompson Coburn LLP: Nicole Allen, Adrienne Clair, Meg McNaul, Rebecca Shelton and Jecoliah Williams.​