Membership Categories


MEA is an organization based association. We welcome all employees of a member company as our members. The following types of companies are eligible for membership in MEA.

Distribution Company – Electric &/or Gas
Any organization engaged in sales or distribution of natural gas, liquefied petroleum, or electricity to the public end-user.

Includes all the benefits of MEA membership – access to our nationally recognized operations schools and learning summits at low member rates, participation on our Subject Matter Expert committees, networking and collaboration with peers, access to our members’ successful practices – along with access to our entire library of gas or electric eLearning modules. Distribution membership is an extremely cost-effective means of getting your personnel trained, connected, and educated in an ever-demanding, ever-changing, energy industry.

Associate
Vendors, manufacturers, and distributors who want access to all MEA functions including the Annual Gas & Electric Operations Summits, EnergyU conference, Gas & Electric learning summits, Corporate Services learning summits, and training seminars (Construction Inspector, Measurement Excellence, Leak Detection, etc.) at the member-rate. This membership category is for non-contractor suppliers who wish to maximize their networking. As a non-contractor, you would be able to use our EnergyU technical course libraries (excluding Leadership courses) at a discounted rate. This member type may participate in sponsorship opportunities, industry surveys, and gas, electric and corporate services programs.

Associate: Contractor
Membership is limited to utility contracting companies. Includes full access to all MEA functions including the Annual Gas & Electric Operations Summits, EnergyU conference, Gas & Electric learning summits, Corporate Services learning summits, and training seminars (Construction Inspector, Measurement Excellence, Leak Detection, etc.), and placement in special sections of our popular print and online directories, all at the member-rate. As a Contractor Associate, you would be able to use our EnergyU technical course libraries (excluding Leadership courses) at a discounted rate. This member type may participate in sponsorship opportunities, industry surveys, and gas, electric and corporate services programs. Contractor members in good standing can take advantage of the MEA Super Contractor program for reduced rates to EnergyU.

Associate: Partners in Education
For union locals, post-secondary education institutions and industry education centers. A member institution gains access to our EnergyU technical course libraries (excluding Leadership courses) at a discounted rate. These energy industry specific courses and designed to help instructors provide registered students with the same content used by the utilities themselves. The institution can also use MEA to connect with potential utility or contractor clients to help place graduating students.

Associate: Exhibitor
This membership type grants access and member-rates to exhibit at the two Annual Gas or Electric Operation Summits. Attendance and/or exhibiting at any other MEA conference, learning summits, or seminars, and EnergyU subscriptions would be at the non-member rates. Your company would be listed in the directory. This member type may participate in sponsorship opportunities, industry surveys, and certain gas and electric programs.

Associate: Marketer/Producer
These companies are interested in addressing energy market issues and networking with distribution companies to build business relationships.

Transmission Company
Any organization engaged in transporting or gathering gas or electricity for ultimate local distribution or direct industrial use: Transmission, Midstream or Generation. Includes all the benefits of MEA membership – access to our nationally recognized operations schools and learning summits at low member rates, participation on our committees, networking and collaboration with peers, access to our members’ successful practices – along with access to our library of gas or electric eLearning courses.