About CEA Overview

Founded in 1891, CEA is the national forum and voice of the evolving electricity business in Canada. The Association contributes to the regional, national, and international success of its members.

About the Canadian Electricity Association

CEA is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of senior executives from its Corporate Utility Members. CEA offers members a broad range of innovative programs and services in addition to delivering a coherent and convincing industry viewpoint to decision makers on critical policy and regulatory issues.

CEA members generate, transmit, and distribute electrical energy to industrial, commercial, residential, and institutional customers across Canada. Members include integrated electric utilities, independent power producers, transmission and distribution companies, power marketers, manufacturers and suppliers of materials, technology, and services that keep the industry running smoothly.


CEA is the leading energy association, indispensable to the regional, national, and international success of its members. The Association ensures members remain at the forefront of customer service, sustainability, and technological innovation.


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.

Areas of strategic focus

Based on extensive consultations with the leaders of CEA member companies, the Association’s strategic goals provide a comprehensive roadmap to address the industry’s most pressing issues:

  • Infrastructure Renewal
  • Environmental Protection
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Indigenous and North American Partnerships
  • Regulation
  • Security