The Voice of Utility Users

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MEUC was set up in the latter part of the 1980’s to bring together like-minded professionals at a time privatisation was taking hold in the UK’s energy market with a view to making sure that ‘Major Energy Users’ were informed of policy developments and purchasing opportunities as the market matured.

More than 30 years on and having stood the test of time, it continues to provide vital information to energy users and with its community approach to networking and issue resolution and uses its long-lived expertise to drive forward that all-important voice.

Looking to the future, MEUC will see a more open structure, embracing member input, engaging with a wider group of stakeholders and delivering greater tangible benefits to corporate in-house energy teams across the UK.

Whether you are already a member or supporter; or interested in making a
difference in the UK energy and water industry, get in touch and see how we can maximise assistance and make sure your voice is heard.

What Members’ Say

Membership covers:


Members’ Help Line.
Utilise MEUC expertise on any relevant topic. Our staff, consultants and fellow members have an enormous wealth of experience in UK energy, environment and water. Our industry contacts are second to none.

Annual Site Visit.
Every year we hold a face-to-face half-day meeting to make sure that all of your issues are being addressed and that you are maximising the benefits of membership.


Conferences, Workshops and focussed Exhibitions.
MEUC holds targeted, high-level, CPD certified content, providing a great opportunity to gain industry updates, the latest information, peer experiences and supplier and service providers developments.

Energy Markets and Water Markets Policy Group Meetings.
Twice yearly briefings to discuss current regulation, policy and market direction and understand consultation response viewpoints.

Annual Westminster Policy event and evening networking reception. Summit-like conference, pursuing our core agenda to shape market direction and policy. This is then followed by a House of Lords reception to engage interested Parliamentary participants and stakeholders.

Half-day supporter workshops.
Sessions run in conjunction with our supporters to cover new services and opportunities from a best-practice perspective.

(please note: all our events are currently taking place online.)

– Information

Weekly Members’ News Briefing.
Energy, Carbon and Water news, wider news snapshots, market intelligence and trends in forward gas and power contracts.

Monthly Energy Snapshots.
Bullet point reports on major UK energy and water developments and a wider European and World view.

Quarterly Energy Briefing.
An in-depth quarterly news analysis covering electricity, gas, oil, coal, water, environment and climate change. Together with useful price forecasts to be used as a guide.

Buying and Using Utilities.
Our flagship quarterly journal, providing insight, opinion and valuable editorial.


Networking deserves its own mention as it is a crucial part of a membership organisation. The sharing of experiences and information that comply with EU Competition law is vital when considering new aspects of an energy strategy. Informal networking takes place at the regular events, but more formal networking and introductions can be made.

MEUC attracts a wide base of supporting organisations that provide supply, procurement and management services. Whilst the exhibitions provide the obvious opportunity to keep up to date with new products and offerings, networking is extremely valuable to resolve issues that may occur as an existing customer.

Representation on Stakeholder Committees

MEUC is represented on various energy and water sector stakeholder committees. From the Large User Group held at Ofgem, to the RIIO2 workgroups at National Grid. We make sure that the Voice of our users is represented and listened to.


These content-rich programmes, with associated in-depth material provide a strong foundation for those new and not-so-new to the energy industry. Created by experienced end user members, the information is written with you in mind.

Additional Services

Benchmarking is available as an add-on subscription service. Receive confidential monthly Gas and Electricity reports showing how your purchasing power compares against fellow members and other market indicators.

*Add-on Contract Price Benchmarking service £650+vat for one fuel, £950+VAT for both.

Cost of Membership

To join our Membership Community and add value to your organisation for you and nominated colleagues –
Corporate Membership is £3,000+VAT per annum.

Just £250+vat per month!

Special rates available for Local Councils, NHS Trusts and Charity Research Organisations

Please contact us for more information and full terms and conditions of membership and services.