About Us

MEA serves the people that deliver electricity and natural gas to homes and businesses. We were founded as a trade association over 100 years ago by distribution utilities, whose vision was to improve safety and efficiency. Today, companies around the country benefit from our operations summits, learning conferences, and training events. In 2002, members collaborated to develop MEA EnergyU, a premier online training and testing system for gas and electric distribution utilities.

Our Mission

Empower the energy industry through education, leadership development, and industry connections.

Our Vision

To be the preeminent association connecting, educating, and inspiring the energy industry.

Our Strategic Initiatives

  • Technical Training

    Areas of exploration under this initiative include:

    • Develop an MEA technical training users conference under the direction of the Technical Training Committee
    • Critical review of industry leadership training needs with consultant
    • Research and review of current MEA learning management system
    • Assess viability of single web portal for member services
  • Strategic Alliances & Partnerships

    Areas of exploration under this initiative include:

    • Develop partnership between MEA Contractor Council and DCA on portability
    • Offer in-kind sponsorship or partnership opportunities to other industry associations
    • Extend relationships with specific state and regional associations
    • Partner with targeted gas associations on the National Gas Rodeo for publicity sharing purposes
  • Member Engagement

    Areas of exploration under this initiative include:

    • Launch and maintain a members only online community
    • Develop member onboarding process
    • Increase size of committees to plan for upcoming retirements
    • Increase attendance at all in-person learning conferences
    • Pilot virtual event as offering for the future
  • New Product Development

    Areas of exploration under this initiative include:

    Automated transfer of records from EnergyU to eConfirm

    Continual improvement of compliance management and record keeping systems

    Offer Apple iOS version of EZval

    Improve subscriber experience by upgrading EnergyU learning management system

  • Expansion Beyond a Super Regional Association

    Areas of exploration under this initiative include:

    • Review dues structure and develop options for future-state membership
    • Continue execution of the Southeast region business development plan
    • Identify and pursue prospect members