The EEI vows to make a “significant and positive contribution to the long-term success of the electric power industry in its vital mission to provide electricity to foster economic progress and improve the quality of life.”
What is the EEI?
EEI stands for the Edison Electric Institute, formed in 1993, is the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. The association of electric companies exchanges information on industry developments while advocating for utilities on subjects of national interest. Additionally, the organization provides public policy leadership, strategic business intelligence, and essential conferences and forums.
Combined, the members of the EEI provide electricity for about 220 Americans, operating in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The EEI also has over 65 international electric companies, operating in over 90 countries.
EEI’s Clean Energy Vision
The member companies of the EEI are leading a clean energy initiative to reduce carbon emissions 50 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050, compared to peak levels in 2005. With a strong commitment to reducing carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, the EEI will transition its companies and others to cleaner and more efficient energy. The EEI plans to invest in new technologies and put the right policies in place to build a cleaner economy and environment.
EEI’s Cyber and Physical Security Policy
The American electric companies in the EEI strive to protect the nation’s energy grid while ensuring a reliable supply of energy. The energy grid is a complex and interconnected network, composed of generation, transmission, distribution, control and communication technologies. The grid can easily be damaged by natural events and malevolent cyber attacks, and the EEI is committed to defending the energy grid and any threats posed against it.