We are the sector association representing the common interests of the electricity industry at pan-European level, plus its affiliates and associates on several other continents. Our mission is to contribute to the development and competitiveness of the electricity industry and to promote the role of electricity in the advancement of society. In line with our mission, we seeks to contribute to the competitiveness of the electricity industry, to provide effective representation for the industry in public affairs, and to promote the role of electricity both in the advancement of society and in helping provide solutions to the challenges of sustainable development. Eurelectric's Full Member structure is based on national representation, via the national electricity association, where such a body exists, or the leading electricity enterprise in each country. Currently there are 30 Full Members, including all 28 EU Member States, current applicants negotiating to join the European Union, plus other European OECD countries. Membership is enriched by European and International Affiliate Members representing the electricity industry across the rest of Europe, in the Mediterranean basin and on other continents, and by Business Associate Members from other sectors with stakeholder links to or interest in the electricity industry.