The Electricity Association of Ireland (EAI) is the representative body for the electricity industry and gas retail sector operating within the Single Electricity Market (SEM) on the Island of Ireland.
Our membership comprises utilities that represent 90% of generation and retail business activities and 100% of distribution within the market. Our members range in size from single plant operators and independent suppliers to international power utilities.
EAI is committed to a decarbonised future powered by electricity. We believe that electricity has a fundamental role in providing energy services in a decarbonised, sustainable future, in particular through the progressive electrification of transport and heating. We believe that this can be achieved, in the overall interest of society, through competitive markets that foster investment and innovation.
We promote this vision through constructive engagement with key policy, regulatory, technology and academic stakeholders both at domestic and EU levels.
We represent the Irish electricity industry in Eurelectric, the representative body for the European electricity industry, and help shape the broader European response to developing policy and legislative initiatives.