Membership Benefits

Whether you generate, transmit, distribute, or sell electricity, the CEA has customized programs that give you access to generations of industry experience and collaboration on matters affecting the electricity sector.

Why Join CEA?

Whether you generate, transmit or distribute electricity or you operate in the sector’s crucial supply chain, the Canadian Electricity Association has customized programs that give you access to generations of industry experience and facilitate collaboration on matters affecting the whole sector.

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The National Voice of Electricity in Canada

CEA is the only national energy association representing all aspects of the electricity industry – from generation through transmission and distribution to customer relations. CEA utility members represent every generation source, every province and the North. CEA’s corporate partners are drawn from all aspects of the sectors supply chain that underpins the entire industry.

With the combined strength of its members, the Canadian Electricity Association:

  • Participates actively in the government’s agenda in Ottawa.
  • Provides a powerful presence in the dynamic and highly
    interconnected North American electricity industry.
  • Contributes input to policy makers on public policy areas such as
    environmental stewardship, energy efficiency, security and
    infrastructure protection, trade, and finance and tax policy.
  • Interacts on issues related to jurisdiction, standards, power
    quality, joint use structures, telecommunications, health and
    safety, and smart grid technology.
  • Organizes collective action on shared issues to achieve
    members’ objectives.
  • Provides thought-leadership through its collaboration with
    members on a long-term vision for Canada’s electricity industry.

Benefits of Membership

CEA is the national voice for safe, secure and sustainable electricity for all Canadians, and provides its members with value-added products and services to advance the strategic interests of Canada’s electricity industry.

When you join the CEA, you will:

  • Benefit from a strong, united voice in defence of the industry.
  • Ensure your interests are promoted in Canadian and US policy.
  • Participate in industry-targeted programs, including prestigious
  • Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability, by earning the
    advanced designation of Sustainable Electricity Company TM.
  • Connect with other members, increase awareness and
    knowledge of critical issues, and collaborate on projects of
    shared interest.
  • Benefit from one of the most comprehensive historical
    databases of reliability and outage statistics available to the
    Canadian electricity industry with over 30 years of records

Membership Categories

Corporate Utility Members

Companies that generate, transmit, distribute, or market electricity.

Corporate Partner Members

Manufacturers and suppliers of materials, technology, and services to the electricity sector.

Associate Members

Small, regional and municipal utilities or other organizations that are associated with the electricity sector or have a special interest in electricity issues.