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By becoming a member of the Center for Energy Workforce Development, your company's employees or members of your association are entitled to:

  • Free webinars
  • Free regional meetings
  • Discounted registration to the Annual Summit
  • All-inclusive toolkits on topics such as starting a summer camp, grant writing, and sponsoring a career academy
  • Careers in Energy materials including templates for posters, brochures, pocket cards, DVDs, spiral notebooks, and informational PowerPoint presentations
  • Access to curriculum
  • A copy of a state of the industry survey report
  • A best practices database
  • A monthly newsletter
  • And more

Membership Contributions can be made through a corporate or private foundation. More Information! 

CEWD is a non-profit consortium of electric natural gas and nuclear utilities and their associations: Edison Electric Institute, American Gas Association, Nuclear Energy Institute, and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. 

CEWD was formed to help utilities work together to develop solutions to the coming workforce shortage in the utility industry. It is the first partnership between utilities, their associations, contractors, and unions to focus on the need to build a skilled workforce pipeline that will meet future industry needs.

Additionally, CEWD is teaming with secondary and post secondary educational institutions and the workforce system to create workable solutions to address the need for a qualified, diverse workforce. CEWD has established a partnership with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

CEWD builds alliances, processes, and tools for today's and tomorrow's energy workforce in all sectors of the energy industry, including renewable energy sources. Click here to see more information on how CEWD intertwines renewable energy jobs into many of its efforts that include career awareness, workforce development/education, and member services.

The large contingent of the utility workforce that is represented by the union and the apprenticeship programs that train them are a critical element is the industry solution to workforce issues. Additional partnerships include the Association for Career and Technical Educational, the Energy Providers Coalition for Education, the American Association of Community Colleges, and the National Association of Workforce Boards.

The financial contributions from CEWD’s members have directly supported the following accomplishments:

  • The national Get Into Energy web site;
  • Careers in Energy materials;
  • The development of an Energy Competency Model;
  • Sharing of energy curricula from secondary and post- secondary educational institutions;
  • An Annual Summit, gathering workforce development leaders from around the country;
  • Regional meetings, bringing together industry, education, and workforce;
  • Results of Industry surveys to determine the industry’s greatest employment needs;
  • Access to organizations implementing best practices;
  • All-inclusive toolkits; and
  • The launch of state energy consortia around the country;
Our members that make a financial contribution to CEWD include energy companies--investor-owned, municipal, cooperatives, associations, and contractors and associations.  Educational Institutions, and Workforce Boards may become members by recommendation of a sponsoring member company.  Please consider supporting CEWD in this most important effort.  The following is a breakout of our membership contributions. 

Membership Categories

Membership Contributions can be made through a corporate or private foundation. Click here for more information.

Company Membership

Company members of EEI, NEI, AGA, and NRECA are eligible for a company membership.

The energy company member contribution schedule is as follows:

  • More than 15,000 employees - $30,000
  • 10,000 - 14,999 employees - $25,000
  • 7,599 - 9,999 employees - $18,750
  • 5,000 - 7,499 employees - $12,500
  • 2,500 - 4,999 employees - $6,500
  • 1,000 - 2,499 employees - $3,500
  • 101 - 999 employees - $1,250
  • Under 100 employees - $750

If you are interested in company membership, please fill out this form.

Please see the CEWD Strategies and Initiatives.

Regional and Local Energy Association

National, Regional, and Local Energy Associations can become CEWD members.  Associations can join on behalf of all their employees and the contribution will be based on the total number of employees as shown above, or the Association can join as an individual entity.

The energy member Association contribution schedule is as follows:

  • National association contributions are negotiated.
  • Regional (multi-state) associations - $6,500
  • Local Associations - $1,250

Contractors and Vendors

Non-Utility Firms eligible to join CEWD are either:

  • Contractors and vendors performing work on site at a member utility or directly on a utilities transmission and distribution system such as system engineering, construction, operation and maintenance, equipment testing, refurbishment and repair, and customer service; or
  • Contractors and vendors performing work off site for a member utility, such as engineering modifications, component fabrication, equipment refurbishment, equipment manufacturing, and equipment testing.

 The non-utility member contribution schedule is as follows:

  • More than $1 billion in U.S. Revenue - $30,000
  • $500 million - $1 billion - $25,000
  • $250 million - $499 million - $18,750
  • Less than $250 million - $9,000

If you are interested in non-utility membership, please contact CEWD at

Secondary and Post Secondary Educational Institutions

Educational institutions may become educational members by recommendation of a sponsoring member company.  Educational members agree to share information on curriculum, structure and results for individual programs.

If you are an educational institution, please contact your local CEWD company member: List of Energy Company Members.

The new NEEN Educator Sponsorship system includes an easier application process, better reporting capability, and more data available at your fingertips. Begin the process using the NEEN Educator Sponsorship Form. After your membership has been approved and processed, you will have the capability to manage your relationship forms. Just sign in using your CEWD username and password and click on "Manage Accounts" in the top navigation bar.

You can download a PDF version of the form to fill out in meetings or use as a guide to gather all the information prior to filing out the form.

Here is a list of the information you will need to successfully complete the program sponsorship form:

  • Educator name, address, key contact name/phone number/e-mail
  • Sponsor Employer key contact name/phone number/e-mail
  • Program name, description, delivery method, graduate type, program website URL
  • Graduate/enrollment information for prior year, current year, and next year

Click here to fill out the NEEN Educator Sponsorship Form

If you are an energy company and want to sponsor an educational institution, please click here to send a message to the educational organization using our suggested text.

Workforce Systems and Government Agencies 

Workforce Systems and Government Agencies may become members by recommendation of a sponsoring member company. 

If you are an Workforce System or Government Agency, please contact your local CEWD company member - List of Energy Company Members.

If you are an energy company and want to sponsor a group, please complete this form.