The United States Energy Association (USEA) is the U.S. Member Committee of the World Energy Council (WEC). USEA is an association of public and private energy-related organizations, corporations, and government agencies. USEA represents the broad interests of the U.S. energy sector by increasing the understanding of energy issues, both domestically and internationally.
USEA Mission Statement
USEA supports the mission of the World Energy Council, "to promote the sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of all."
- To support the objectives of the WEC and the interests of USEA’s members.
- To bring about a better understanding of domestic and international energy issues.
- To maintain liaison with other WEC Member Committees, and create organizational and personal relationships internationally.
- To recognize individuals and organizations whose contributions enhance global understanding of energy issues.
Major USEA Initiatives
USEA has organized over 80 cooperative partnerships between U.S. companies and organizations and their counterparts in developing and transitional economies. These partnerships provide a vehicle to convey U.S. experiences and best business and regulatory practices to these nations. USEA's energy partnerships have been applauded as some of the most successful foreign assistance programs ever created. Partnerships have been established between the United States and Latin America, Africa, Asia, the former Soviet Union, and Central & Eastern Europe. Focus areas have included petroleum exploration, production and transportation; natural gas exploration, production, and transportation; and electric power production, transmission, distribution, and utilization. Almost every aspect of organizational operations have been addressed through these partnerships.
USEA is the U.S. Member Committee of the World Energy Council, the world’s foremost multi-energy organization. With members representing 90+ countries and over 3,000 organizations, including most major energy consumers and producers, WEC is the preeminent forum for international discussion and dialogue on global energy affairs. Its mission is, “to promote the sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of all people.” USEA is responsible for coordinating U.S. participation in WEC events and activities. We also provide leadership on several WEC committees and studies groups, including the WEC Cleaner Fossil Fuels Systems Committee Secretariat.
As a part of our commitment to enhancing dialogue across all sectors in the energy industry, USEA hosts several major informational events that address important issues impacting various sectors of the U.S. energy industry. These events include:
- The State of the Energy Industry Forum (January)
- The USEA Annual Meeting (April)
- The USEA/Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Forum (June)
- The Energy Supply Forum (October)
Throughout the year, USEA organizes informational briefings that are designed to inform our members and constituents on developments in energy technologies, policies and market trends. Our briefings are usually hosted in conjunction with USEA members working across the gamut of energy sectors in the U.S. and abroad. They provide USEA members with a neutral platform from which they can discuss their work before a relevant D.C.-based audience. Our briefings also serve as excellent networking opportunities for energy industry professionals to meet and collaborate on projects of mutual interest.