Future Energy Leaders

WEC’s Future Energy Leaders (FELs) form a community of exceptional, young professionals who share a commitment to shaping the global energy future.

Coming from all regions of the world and representing diverse sectors such as government, industry, academia, civil society & social entrepreneurship, WEC’s FELs represent the true future of energy leadership.

WEC FELs participate in the Future Energy Leaders’ Programme (FELP), an engagement programme designed specifically for young leaders. Through the FELP, these individuals can contribute and further their experience, knowledge and skills in an energy-focused environment, contributing to WEC’s global dialogue and helping to shape energy solutions for tomorrow. The programme is designed to build on the ideas and innovative potential of the next generation, helping to develop new ways of thinking and frame the future of sustainable energy.

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WEC FELs represent the the true future of energy leadership

Through the programme, Future Energy Leaders can:

  • Attend the World Energy Congress
  • Attend an exclusive, annual Future Energy Leaders’ Summit
  • Participate in exclusive workshops and roundtables
  • Network with global energy leaders
  • Contribute to the World Energy Issues Monitor
  • Access WEC’s global studies and technical research
  • Attend select regional and national events
  • Participate in WEC Study Groups and Knowledge Networks

For more information, please contact Ori Chandler at the WEC London Secretariat.

Structure of the FELP

Every 3 years, between 100-150 outstanding young individuals in the energy sector are selected to participate in the Future Energy Leaders’ Programme.

Each selected individual serves a three-year term as a WEC FEL and will have the opportunity to participate attend a WEC Congress, participate in WEC’s work programme and attend select events. At the end of their 3-year tenure, individuals can join the FEL-Alumni community and remain part of the WEC network.

Future Energy Leaders and the World Energy Congress

As part of the FELP, young leaders are invited to attend the triennial World Energy Congress in order to exchange and challenge views in an energy-focused setting.

Last year, successful participants participated in the 22nd World Energy Congress in Daegu, Korea (Rep.). Future Energy Leaders attended Expert Roundtables and other sessions designed specifically for young leaders. They were assigned to specific working groups in which they explored some of the most pressing issues on the global agenda.

At the World Energy Congress 2013, topics included the energy policy trilemma, social innovation, alternative fuels, the financing of future energy projects and the water-energy nexus. During the closing ceremony of the main Congress, the FELs were invited to share their thoughts and vision for the future with global energy leaders.

Read the FELs declarations :

FEL Advisory Board

The FEL Advisory Board (FAB) is a steering group of top performing, engaged young energy leaders. Each member of the Board has participated in a WEC Congress and has personal experience of being a Future Energy Leader. Together with the London Office, the FEL Advisory Board work to help shape the direction and content of WEC’s ongoing FEL engagement. Meet the FEL Advisory Board.

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