The World Energy Council consists of two separate but related legal entities:

  • The World Energy Council, which is a UK registered charity and a UK company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales; and
  • WEC Services Limited (“WSL”), the World Energy Council’s wholly owned trading subsidiary and a separately registered UK company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales.

WEC is an officially accredited UN partner organisation and has links to a number of sectoral, IGO and NGO organisations worldwide.WEC’s activities are coordinated through the WEC Secretariat at its headquarters in London.


Membership of the World Energy Council (WEC) is vested in autonomous country Member Committees, whose members reflect a range of government entities, private sector companies and expert organisations.

WEC’s goals are pursued in a collaborative, democratic structure involving the Executive Assembly, the Officers, Standing Committees, and a number of task forces, study groups and technical committees supported by volunteer experts from WEC Member Committees, governments, universities and international institutions. The WEC operates under a publicly available Articles of Association which govern its structure and work.