NEMA is the trade association of choice for the electrical manufacturing industry. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity.

These products are used in utility, medical imaging, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. Domestic production of electrical products sold worldwide exceeds $120 billion.

NEMA provides a forum for the development of technical standards that are in the best interests of the industry and users, advocacy of industry policies on legislative and regulatory matters, and collection, analysis, and dissemination of industry data.

In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing and Mexico City.

For more information, download the NEMA brochure (823k).

NEMA’s Vision

NEMA will be the trade association of choice through which the electroindustry develops and promotes positions on standards and government regulations and through which members acquire information on industry and market economics.

NEMA’s Mission

NEMA promotes the competitiveness of the U.S. electrical product industry through the development of standards, advocacy in federal and state legislatures and executive agencies, and the collection and analysis of economic data.

In pursuing its mission, NEMA will:

  • Be a leader in developing standards and in advocating technical positions that are in the best interests of the industry and the users of its products.
  • Be the advocate of the industry to ensure that legislation and government regulations, both federal and state, pertaining to members’ products and operations are consistent with industry needs.
  • Collect, analyze and disseminate industry and market data.
  • Promote safety in the design, manufacture and use of electrical products.
  • Provide information on the industry to the media and other interested publics.
  • Conduct educational forums in support of its core functions.
  • Represent the industry’s interests in new and developing technologies.