About Us

MEA serves the people that deliver electricity and natural gas to homes and businesses. We were founded as a trade association over 115 years ago by distribution utilities whose vision was to improve safety and efficiency. Today, we fulfill the same purpose through education, leadership development, and industry connections. Energy delivery companies, contractors, and suppliers around the country benefit from our 55 summits, roundtables, and webinars, 400+ online technical courses, safety assessments, evaluator training, operator qualification compliance tools, and leadership courses for field personnel.

Our Mission

To 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 Statement on Equal Justice for All

MEA believes inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our association and the communities we serve. We support equal justice for all. We stand against racism. We will continue to work with our team and members to engage in discussion on race, diversity, inclusion, and equal justice for all. Dialogue and constructive conversations are the first steps, with specific actions and programs to follow in order to create a world where there are equal rights and justice for all.

Now more than ever, our association tagline “MEA Learning Empowers” can bring our industry together to create positive change.


Written and approved by the MEA Executive Committee in June 2020.