Industry Involvement

Engaging in the greater conversations of the utility industry

Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.

What AWWA does …

  • Offer education to water professionals
  • Advocate for safe and sustainable water
  • Collect and share knowledge
  • Create volunteering opportunities
The American Public Power Association (APPA), based in Washington, D.C., is the service organization for the nation’s more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities. Collectively, these utilities serve more than 47 million Americans.

APPA was created in 1940 as a nonprofit, non-partisan organization to advance the public policy interests of its members and their consumers, and provide member services to ensure adequate, reliable electricity at a reasonable price with the proper protection of the environment.

Policy positions emphasize the importance of hometown decision making that puts customers first and ensures a stable supply of electricity while protecting the environment. Since two-thirds of public power systems do not generate their own electricity and instead buy it on the wholesale market for distribution to customers, securing competitively priced and reliable wholesale power is a priority.

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is the national service organization for more than 900 not-for-profit rural electric cooperatives and public power districts providing retail electric service to more than 42 million consumers in 47 states and whose retail sales account for approximately 12 percent of total electricity sales in the United States.

NRECA’s members include consumer-owned local distribution systems — the vast majority — and 66 generation and transmission (G&T) cooperatives that supply wholesale power to their distribution cooperative owner-members. Distribution and G&T cooperatives share an obligation to serve their members by providing safe, reliable and affordable electric service.

Western Energy Institute (WEI) is a regional association serving the electric and gas industries, both public and private, throughout the Western United States and Canada. Based in Portland, Oregon, WEI was formed in October 2000 from two longstanding industry associations – the Western Electric Power Institute (WEPI) founded in 1908, and the Pacific Coast Gas Association (PCGA) founded in 1893.

WEI’s membership is comprised of 70 energy companies, including gas pipeline, electric and gas distribution, electric generation, power marketers and over 175 industry service providers. WEI offers a member-driven, open learning environment to develop effective leaders and ensure well-trained employees. Each year WEI sponsors educational and networking programs benefiting over 1,950 employees. For 2012-2013, WEI had more than 660 volunteers focused on helping member companies thrive in increasingly competitive energy markets.

Itineris is member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF).
WEF is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization representing water quality professionals around the world.
As a global water sector leader, WEF’s mission is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation.

What WEF does …

  • Connect Water Professionals
  • Enrich the Expertise of Water Professionals
  • Increase the Awareness of the Impact and Value of Water
  • Provide a Platform for Water Sector Innovation
Smart Grids Flanders
Itineris is member of the Smart Grids Flanders (SGF) initiative, a platform which brings players in the energy industry together around topics related to grid intelligence, home intelligence, e-mobility, smart meters and other new infrastructural challenges.

Thanks to this membership, Itineris is able to observe and understand new trends in the “smart” era and then provide our customers with fresh insights in addition to working these insights into our UMAX solution.

Smart Grids Flanders is an initiative from VOKA (the Flanders Chamber of Commerce) and Energyville, a joint initiative from the Catholic university Louvain, VITO & imec.


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