MEA serves the people that deliver electricity and natural gas to homes and businesses. We were founded as a trade association over 110 years ago by distribution utilities whose vision was to improve safety and efficiency. Today, we fulfill the same purpose through education, leadership development, and industry connections. Energy delivery companies, contractors, and suppliers around the country benefit from our 55 summits, roundtables, and webinars, 400+ online technical courses, safety assessments, evaluator training, operator qualification compliance tools, and leadership courses for field personnel.
We pool industry expertise to create over 400+ training courses, recordkeeping tools, public safety programs, major electric and gas operating summits, and host a private forum for ideas, sharing information, and developing solutions to identified problems.
The American Gas Association, founded in 1918, represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. There are more than 74 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S., of which 95 percent — more than 70 million customers — receive their gas from AGA members.
Committed to leveraging and utilizing America's abundant, domestic, affordable and clean natural gas to help meet the nation's energy and environmental needs.
The American Gas Association (AGA) represents companies delivering natural gas safely, reliably, and in an environmentally responsible way to help improve the quality of life for their customers every day. AGA's mission is to provide clear value to its membership and serve as the indispensable, leading voice and facilitator on its behalf in promoting the safe, reliable, and efficient delivery of natural gas to homes and businesses across the nation.
The Appalachian Gas Measurement Short Course (AGMSC) is an annual conference providing an opportunity for anyone associated with Gas Measurement to learn from industry vendors through exhibits and in lectures and hands-on classes. Whether you are new to the industry or have many years of experience, the AGMSC offers classes which add to the knowledge of technicians, engineers, supervisors, field support workers, government regulators, accountants, marketers, vendors and many others.
The goal of the AGMSC is to provide affordable, high quality training to anyone involved in the measurement, regulation and control of natural gas. Our instructors are experienced industry volunteers who are willing to share their knowledge with you. The Short Course also provides an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and share information with your industry peers. Through the years, the Short Course has contributed substantially to advancing the art and science of gas measurement and pressure regulation in the gas industry. Papers presented at the Short Course are published in manuals and provide a valuable reference source. The Appalachian Gas Measurement Short Course remains one of the most highly regarded educational forums of any kind in the Natural Gas industry.
The Illinois Commerce Commission is a quasi-judicial body made up of five Commissioners responsible for regulating several industries, as directed by the Illinois General Assembly.
The ICC's mission is to balance the interests of consumers and utilities to ensure adequate, efficient, reliable, safe and least-cost public utility services, while promoting the development of an effectively competitive energy supplier market.