ECNE Board Votes to Dissolve the Organization, Effective June 27, 2019
Since 1956 the Energy Council of the Northeast has been committed to providing services that advance the capabilities of our members. This organization has provided opportunities for utility professionals from numerous companies to share expertise, collaborate on industry issues, and establish best practices. ECNE conferences, committee meetings, and educational programs promoted knowledge transfer on technical, safety, engineering and operational matters of common interest to the electric utility industry.
Over the years, ECNE has dealt with various industry changes, including mergers and acquisitions. Industry consolidation has had a particularly negative impact on our participation levels and our revenue streams. In 2019, three of our seven Full Member Companies decided to withdraw their membership.
On June 27, 2019, after careful deliberation, the ECNE Board of Directors voted unanimously to dissolve the organization. Staff was instructed to cease programming and committee services on September 30, 2019 and proceed with closing down operations, Pursuant to Article XI, Section 1 of the Council’s By Laws.
ECNE has engaged legal representation to assist with the close down process. Committee minutes, reports, and other documentation is to be destroyed. Members are strongly advised to NOT keep local copies (paper or digital). Members should turn any files over to their company for destruction. Minutes and other records retained by ECNE staff will be destroyed once close down is complete, which is estimated to be in January 2020.
Intellectual Property such as:
will be available for download during close down. Please contact your Board member to gain access to these files.
We thank everyone that has helped ECNE over the last six decades. The dedication of our volunteers, members and staff, combined to create meaningful networking and educational opportunities for the utility industry and their customers.