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Advantages of EEI Membership
Financial Markets | Market Liberalization | Management

Becoming an EEI member gives you instant access to decades of industry expertise, as well as valuable products and services to support your company's unique requirements.
 
Here you will find an outline of issues currently affecting the electric power industry. Find out how EEI's experience and services can help you adapt to this changing environment.

Financial Markets

Current Situation

  • Utilities in the United States and the rest of the world are experiencing stock market and financial pressures.
  • All utilities are capital intensive. They require constant financing from capital markets and private investors while liquidity restrictions abound.

EEI’s Experience

  • 70 years of working with investment and merchant banks, ratings agencies, financial press, and private investors on industry and individual utility financial and investment issues.
  • Ground-breaking initiatives to build and strengthen investor and market confidence in the electric utility sector.
  • Pioneering work in helping utilities comply with Sarbanes-Oxley standards.

Products and Services

  • International financial conferences attracting global utilities, analysts, bankers, rating agencies and writers.
  • Members-only Wall Street briefings and presentations.
  • State-of-the-art industry accounting issues training courses and member facilitation.
  • Investor relations and confidence initiatives and programs.
  • Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
  • Energy trading, risk management, governance and financial disclosure forums.
  • EEI Standardized Master Power Contracts.

Market Liberalization

Current Situation

  • The United States has been undergoing market liberalization since 1978.
  • The United States has 51 deregulation “laboratories” with a full range of market liberalization applications and experiences.
  • EEI has tracked and been involved in every state and the federal deregulation effort.

EEI’s Experience

  • EEI’s history gives it a unique, focused perspective on state and federal involvement in market liberalization. This insight helps EEI advance utility objectives and establish a level playing field for fair competition.
  • Utilities in countries either involved in market liberalization or in the process of moving into the arena can rely on EEI’s experience.

Products and Services

  • Demand response services.
  • Expert advice on state & federal deregulation.
  • Facilitation of utility and regulator dialogue.
  • Rate design for evolving markets.
  • Risk management for fuel procurement.
  • Transition costs.
  • Affiliate transactions.
  • Market power.
  • Forced divestiture.
  • Interconnection to grid.

Utility Management

Current Situation

  • Utility success in liberalized markets requires the ability to deliver low-cost electricity at the highest level of service in an increasingly competitive market environment.
  • Utilities must identify and quickly adopt new and improved ways to operate more efficiently and cost-effectively.

EEI’s Experience

  • EEI has worked with U.S. utilities in the full range of operations, management, marketing and power supply functions and responsibilities.
  • Overseas utilities can learn from American utility experiences, failures, and successes.
  • EEI plays a leading role in developing transmission and reliability strategies.

Products and Services

  • Reliability and operational solutions for transmission, distribution and security requirements.
  • Commercial operations expertise in customer service, demand response, procurement, alternative fueled vehicles, fleet management, trucking regulations, and telecommunications.
  • National and large-accounts management.
  • Retail market structure strategies for building codes, energy-efficiency standards, voluntary market transformation programs, and other activities that may impact retail markets.
  • Analyses on the impact of new technologies, marketing programs, and regulations that can affect markets for energy sales and services.
  • Environmental health programs.
  • Customer service benchmarking standards.