The Electricity Networks Association (ENA) is the industry membership body that represents the local electricity distribution businesses (lines companies). ENA's primary role is to guide the development of policy for the electricity distribution sector, to engage with government agencies on the sector's behalf and to co-ordinate communications and other activities on behalf of the lines companies.
The Electricity Engineers' Association (EEA) is a 'pan industry' membership body in the Electricity Supply Industry (generation, transmission, distribution, and contractors, consultants and equipment suppliers) representing its members on technical, engineering and safety issues. EEA includes Corporate Member organisations and individual professional engineering and H&S members.
The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is to set out the key areas of activity for each organisation thereby enabling collaboration, efficient engagement and avoiding duplication of effort and enabling each organisation to work effectively to support their member's interests.
The MoU also supports effective co-operation and understanding between ENA and EEA when dealing with issues of mutual interest. The intention is to facilitate an integrated relationship between the two associations by promoting co-operation and communication on relevant issues.