Today, July 29, 2019, the Energy Infrastructure Council (EIC) announces its formation. EIC's membership includes and is open to traditional and renewable energy infrastructure companies irrespective of company form, including public and private C-corporations, LLCs and partnerships, MLPs, infrastructure REITS and Yieldcos. The formation of EIC reflects the desire to adapt to the evolving industry landscape for companies developing and operating energy infrastructure and to address core public policy issues critical to investment in America's energy infrastructure. EIC, formerly known as the Master Limited Partnership Association, will continue to promote and expand the MLP structure for both energy and non-energy MLPs.
Commenting on this change, EIC Chair Randy Fowler said, “We are excited to announce the formation of the Energy Infrastructure Council. Our diverse industry partners play an essential role in the ongoing development of delivering supply of our nation's energy resources to the growing demand from both domestic and international markets. Through EIC, we will be better positioned to coordinate our advocacy on public policy through a robust, collaborative platform. We look forward to building on our successful and effective track record at the federal and state levels by expanding EIC's scope to address both tax and non-tax issues of importance to our members.”
As part of the new association, EIC also has reconfigured its Board of Directors and Executive Committee leadership as follows:
In other Board action, current MLPA Executive Director Lori Ziebart was named President and Chief Executive Officer of EIC.
The Energy Infrastructure Council (EIC) is a non-profit trade association dedicated to advancing the interests of companies that develop and operate energy infrastructure. EIC addresses core public policy issues critical to investment in America's energy infrastructure. Membership is comprised of traditional and renewable energy infrastructure companies irrespective of company form, including public and private C-corporations, LLCs and partnerships, MLPs, infrastructure REITS and Yieldcos. Members also include non-energy MLPs, service providers and other businesses and individuals supporting the industry.