The main incubator for the FEL-100 programme is the Market of Ideas. It covers a range of initiatives, events, publications and projects. Our main goal is to deliver impact by reaching as many people as possible with tangible outputs.
It is a dynamic programme that changes regularly to maintain interest among the talented FEL-100 community and exert influence beyond it. The Market of Ideas is broadly split into:
- pre-agreed projects that align with the Council’s overarching work programme
- ‘free ideas’ allowing individuals – or collaborating groups of FELs – to put forward projects that they are passionate about.
As well as written studies, we increasingly look to share our work in more interactive ways – from webinars and events, to online tools, case studies and practical projects.
“We live in a unique time where there are several drivers for change in the energy sector. Definitely the transversal wide communication through high speed mobile internet, and digitalization (where I include AI, big data analytics and cloud technology as well as blockchain) are technological drivers of change, but there are also other drivers - such as bridging the generation gap - that we see prominently in the energy sector as well as the gender balance in the sector. All these will shape the skill set of the future professionals and leaders of the energy sector, and all obviously will need to be carefully analysed.”
Nuno Silva, Chair, Future Energy Leaders programme
Included within the Market of Ideas are number of other initiatives:
The FEL-100 programme has completed seven deep-dive studies into some of the most pressing issues facing global energy sustainability:
- Localising the Grand Transition - Enabling Citizen Participation and Encompassing Local Government
- Energy Storage Monitor – Latest Trends in Energy Storage 2019
- The Shades of Green – Energy Sustainability Criteria and Indicators 2019
- Hydrogen, an enabler of the Grand Transition: FEL Position Paper
- Emerging Opportunities Confronting Climate Change
- The role of ICT in Energy Efficiency Management – Household Sector
- Human Capital – Equity and Skilled Personnel for Energy Developments
The FEL team also contributes to the World Energy Council’s flagship study groups, with many directly involved as either experts or observers.
“The Shades of Green report illustrates the enthusiasm of young generation to imagine and share the pathway towards a sustainable tomorrow, and most importantly their willingness to work for it. If someone is going to be able to build the sustainable energy future, it is for sure the Future Energy Leaders.”
Pirjo Jantunen, Future Energy Leader and former Chair
For more information on World Energy Council studies and other publications, please see Publications.
FEL-100 Issues Monitor
The Issues Monitor is an essential tool developed by the World Energy Council. Updated annually, it is used by energy leaders, shapers and innovators to understand regional perspectives about national and global energy transitions.
Future Energy Leaders play an active part in contributing their views on key issues within the Issues Monitor. They also produce their own maps, which provide a unique comparative insight into the outlook of current and future leaders within the energy sector.
FEL-100 Annual SUMMIT
Supported by the local country’s ministry of energy, the FEL-100 Annual Summit provides a platform for Future Energy Leaders to explore critical energy issues and network with peers. High-level speakers and panellists include policymakers, industry leaders and carefully selected energy experts.
Every three years the FEL-100 Congress is held in parallel with the Council’s flagship World Energy Congress. With an integrated programme aimed specifically for future leaders, this premier energy gathering offers a unique opportunity to better understand energy issues and solutions from a global perspective.
During each Congress, the Future Energy Leaders confirm their vision for the future of global energy, outlining key priorities and agenda items.
The 24th World Energy Congress took place in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 9-12 September 2019.