Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community, Rev. 1.1 (2002)

Code:  E
Description:  Electricity, gas and water supply
Definition:  This section covers the activity of providing electric power, natural gas, steam supply, and water supply through a permanent infrastructure (network) of lines, mains, and pipes. The size of the network is not decisive; also included is electricity, gas, steam and water supply and the like in industrial parks or blocks of flats.

Production, infrastructure management and supplying end users may be handled by the same or a different unit. Units engaged in the supply of electricity and/or gas and/or steam and hot water and/or water have to be classified according to their principal activity.