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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
National electricity industry associations
Official language
Francesco Starace (Enel)[1]
Vice President
Alistair Phillips-Davies (SSE)[1]
Vice President
Magnus Hall (Vattenfall)[1]
Secretary General
Kristian Ruby
Main organ
Board of Directors

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. eurelectric covers all major issues affecting the sector, from generation and markets to distribution networks and customer issues. eurelectric was formally established in 1989.[2] The goal at the time was to defend the status quo against European Community proposals to liberalize the power market.[3] Eurelectric hosts an Annual Convention and Conference at which energy policy is debated.

Organizational structure[edit]

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 organizational units employing an international staff of approximately thirty people. There are five professional committees and approximately thirty working groups.[1] eurelectric is a signatory to the EU Transparency Register.


  1. ^ a b c d "About Eurelectric". Retrieved 4 April 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ Vincent Lagendijk (2011) ‘An experience forgotten today’: examining two rounds of European electricity liberalization, History and Technology: An International Journal, 27:3, 291-310, DOI: 10.1080/07341512.2011.604173/

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