Eurelectric

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Eurelectric (full name: The Union of the Electricity Industry) is the sector association which represents the common interests of the electricity industry at a European level, plus its affiliates and associates on several other continents. Together these organisations employ 970,000 people in the European Union and have a turnover of €627 billion.[2] Formally established in 1989, Eurelectric covers all major issues affecting the sector, from generation and markets to distribution networks and customer issues.[3]

Eurelectric
Formation1989 (1989)
TypeSector association
PurposeTo represent the common interests of the electricity industry at pan-European level
HeadquartersBlvd. de l'Impératrice, 66
Brussels, Belgium
Region served
Europe
Membership
National electricity industry associations
Official language
English
President
Jean-Bernard Lévy (EDF Group)[1]
Vice President
Georgeta Corina Popescu (Electrica SA)[1]
Vice President
Leonhard Birnbaum (E.ON SE)[1]
Secretary General
Kristian Ruby
Main organ
Board of Directors
Websitewww.eurelectric.org

Today, Eurelectric’s main objectives are the realisation of a carbon-neutral electricity mix in Europe well before mid-century, to ensure a cost-efficient, reliable power supply through an integrated market, and the development of energy efficiency and electrification to mitigate climate change.[4]

Eurelectric hosts the Power Summit, an Annual Conference dedicated to European energy policy.

Organizational structureEdit

Eurelectric is led by a President and two Vice Presidents, who are elected to two-year terms, and a Board of Directors. The Secretary-General leads the Secretariat, which consists of several organisational units employing an international staff of approximately forty people. There are five professional committees and about twenty working groups.[1] Eurelectric is a signatory to the EU Transparency Register.[5]

RecognitionEdit

Eurelectric has attracted accolades for its engagement on climate files, with InfluenceMap, an independent think tank, saying in July 2021:

“Deeper research covering a group of 20 key industry associations’ recent engagement with the EU Commission’s Fit for 55 package shows that the power sector has evolved into a leading advocate of an ambitious European climate agenda, with Eurelectric, the utility sector’s primary representative at the EU level, supported by highly progressive, renewables-focused groups.”[6]

It has also been recognised by its peers as a leading association winning the following recent awards:

  • Best Online Conference/Event, International & European Association Awards 2021[7]
  • Best Communications Campaign, International & European Association Awards 2020[8]

PublicationsEdit

Each year Eurelectric produces several policy papers covering a variety of the issues concerning the electricity industry, these can be produced by Eurelectric’s Secretariat and membership or in partnership with external partners.

Recent publications include:

  • Decarbonisation Pathways (November 2018)[9]
  • E-quality: Shaping an inclusive energy transition (June 2020)[10]
  • Ports: Green gateways to Europe (July 2020)[11]
  • Connecting the dots: Distribution grid investment to power the energy transition (January 2021)[12]
  • Accelerating fleet electrification in Europe: When does reinventing the wheel make perfect sense? (February 2021)[13]
  • Power2People (November 2021)[14]
  • Power sector accelerating e-mobility: can utilities turn EVs into a grid asset? (February 2022)[15]

Since 2019, Eurelectric has published the Power Barometer an annual report that compiles industry data on the sector’s progress toward carbon neutrality.

MembershipEdit

Eurelectric currently has over 34 full members, representing the electricity industry in 32 European countries and speaking for more than 3,500 companies in power generation, distribution and supply.[16]

Eurelectric also cooperates with over 40 corporations outside of traditional utilities that have an interest in electrification. Collaboration involves exchanging market experiences, exploring challenges and solutions, and sharing business intelligence. Such activity is carried out through one of Eurelectric’s three business platforms.[17][18][19]

  • Beyond Digital Platform – An AI and digitalisation workstream focused on unlocking AI and digital technology’s potential in the power sector.
  • 24/7 RES Task Force – The task-force aims to accelerate power-system decarbonisation by moving towards 24/7 matching in corporate renewable electricity sourcing and market integration. It was launched in partnership with RE-Source platform.
  • EVision Business Hub – Connects automakers, charging-point operators, fleet owners, utilities, and technology providers to discuss how to accelerate the uptake of e-mobility across Europe.
Country National Association
Austria Oesterreichs Energie
Belgium Febeg
Bulgaria EMI
Croatia Croatian Chamber of Economy
Cyprus Electricity Authority of Cyprus
Czechia CSZE
Denmark Green Power Denamrk
Estonia Estonian Electricity Industries
Finland Finnish Energy
France Union Française de l’Electricité
Germany BDEW
Greece ESPIE
Hungary Eurelectric Magyarorszagi Tagozat (EMT)
Iceland Samorka
Ireland Electricity Association of Ireland (EAI)
Italy Elettricita Futura
Latvia LEEA
Lithuania NLEA
Luxembourg OEEL
Malta Enemalta
Netherlands Energie Nederland
Netherlands Netbeheer Nederland
Norway Energi Norg
Poland Polish Electricity Association (PKEE)
Portugal Elecpor
Romania IRE
Slovakia ZZES
Slovenia EZS
Spain aeléc
Sweden Energi Foretagen
Switzerland VSE/AES
Türkiye TESAB
United Kingdom ENA (Energy Networks Association)
United Kingdom Energy UK

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "About Eurelectric". Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Power Barometer 2020 - Eurelectric – Powering People". www.eurelectric.org. 2020-09-14. Retrieved 2022-03-21.
  3. ^ Mats Jutterström: A Business Dilemma in EU Lobbying — Horizontal Relations and Parallel Action Stockholm School of Economics, SCORE, 2000. ISBN 91-7265-123-7, ISSN 1404-5052
  4. ^ Eurelectric (6 Dec 2017). "Vision of the European Electricity Industry" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Transparency Register". ec.europa.eu. Retrieved 2022-03-21.
  6. ^ InfluenceMap. "Industry Associations and European Climate Ambition". influencemap.org. Retrieved 2022-04-04.
  7. ^ Executives, Association of Association. "Winners of the International & European Association Awards 2021". www.associationexecutives.org. Retrieved 2022-04-04.
  8. ^ Executives, Association of Association. "Winners of the International & European Association Awards 2020". www.associationexecutives.org. Retrieved 2022-04-04.
  9. ^ "Decarbonisation Pathways - Eurelectric – Powering People". www.eurelectric.org. 2018-11-26. Retrieved 2022-04-04.
  10. ^ "E-quality: Shaping an inclusive energy transition - Eurelectric – Powering People". www.eurelectric.org. 2020-06-26. Retrieved 2022-04-04.
  11. ^ "Ports: Green gateways to Europe - Eurelectric – Powering People". www.eurelectric.org. 2020-02-07. Retrieved 2022-04-04.
  12. ^ "Connecting the dots: Distribution grid investment to power the energy transition - Eurelectric – Powering People". www.eurelectric.org. 2021-01-14. Retrieved 2022-04-04.
  13. ^ "Eurelectric - EVision Business Hub". evision.eurelectric.org. Retrieved 2022-04-04.
  14. ^ "Power2People - Eurelectric – Powering People". www.eurelectric.org. Retrieved 2022-04-04.
  15. ^ "Eurelectric - EVision 2022 - Power sector accelerating e-mobility". evision.eurelectric.org. Retrieved 2022-04-04.
  16. ^ "About Eurelectric - Eurelectric – Powering People". www.eurelectric.org. Retrieved 2022-04-04.
  17. ^ "Eurelectric - EVision Business Hub". evision.eurelectric.org. Retrieved 2022-04-04.
  18. ^ "Eurelectric - The link between AI & clean energy transition". Eurelectric Beyond Digital Website. Retrieved 2022-04-04.
  19. ^ "Home - 24/7 RES". Retrieved 2022-04-04.

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