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Our partners

We partner with some of the world’s leading businesses to drive the global energy transition further and faster. These partners represent the leading voice of the industry and take a prominent role in catalysing new thinking on energy policy and strategy.

Partners are vital to the Council, collaborating with our global network to lead the way in promoting innovation. Partnering with the Council presents an opportunity to shape the energy future.

Connecting with more than 3,000 energy leaders from nearly 100 countries opens up new channels for growth, delivers access to new markets and takes visibility and reach to new levels.  

We offer carefully tailored partnerships to achieve the greatest impact possible for your organisation. This includes:

  • Speak directly to the people that matter, with exclusive introductions to senior policymakers and strategic decision-makers
  • Influence and shape energy policy and strategy worldwide by contributing to our Transition Toolkit and Insight Workshops
  • Access new markets by building connections through our community
  • Raise your profile in the energy world through our events, experiences and innovation platforms
  • Enable new partnerships for future projects through intelligent and innovative match-making
  • Get exclusive access to strategic dialogue at our CEO and ministerial roundtables

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Patrons & Innovation Partners

Patrons & Innovation Partners of the World Energy Council are a select group of leading energy companies who work closely with the Council to help achieve its mission to promote the sustainable supply and use of energy, for the greatest benefit of all. Patrons & Innovation Partners have direct exposure to, and engage with, our global, multi-stakeholder network of 3,000 organisations in more than 90 countries. Patrons & Innovation Partners represent the leading voice of the industry and take a prominent role in catalysing new thinking on energy policy and strategy through our most prominent events and work programmes.

  • World Energy Congress: Patrons & Innovation Partners take a leading role in the largest and most influential energy event, covering all aspects of the energy agenda.
  • World Energy Leaders’ Summits (WELS): Patrons & Innovation Partners have complimentary access and networking support in private meetings, to our WELS meeting which are co-hosted with the energy minister of the host country, in locations of critical interest to the global energy situation.
  • Transition Toolkit: in-depth involvement in World Energy Scenarios, World Energy Trilemma, and World Energy Resources work through expert contribution, project leadership and secondment roles.

For further information regarding World Energy Council Patrons & Innovation Partners, or to find out how you can get involved, please email Cliodhna O’Flaherty [email protected] at the World Energy Council secretariat.

Accenture Strategy operates at the intersection of business and technology. The company brings together capabilities in business, technology, operations and function strategy to help its clients envision and execute industry-specific strategies that support enterprise wide transformation. Accenture’s focus on issues related to digital disruption, competitiveness, global operating models, talent and leadership help drive both efficiencies and growth.

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) manages the flow of electricity across 26,000 miles of high-voltage power lines that serve 30 million Californians and millions more in our multi-state west-wide real-time market. As a nonprofit, public benefit corporation, the ISO is a recognized world leader in transitioning the grid to one that is flexible and efficient in using zero and low-carbon generation resources. As the nerve center for the western U.S. power grid, the ISO matches electricity buyers and sellers by coordinating over 31,000 market transactions every day that strives to find the lowest cost energy to serve consumer demand. 

The Electricité de France Group (EDF) is an integrated energy company, active in all major electricity businesses: production, transport, distribution, marketing and trade of energy. Principal actor of the French electricity market, EDF is also very active in the United Kingdom and in Italy, making it one of the leading electricians in Europe as well as a recognised player in the gas market. With a power installed of 133.9 GW in the world on December 31st, 2010 for a world production of 630.4 TWh, The Group has, among the big European energetic specialists, the biggest production park and the least emissions of CO2 by kWh produced, thanks to the part of the nuclear and hydraulic power in its production mix. The EDF Group supplies electricity, gas and associated services for more than 37 million customer accounts in the world. In 2010, turn-over was €65.2 million; gross operating profit was €16.6 million and net current result was €4 million.

ENGIE is a global energy player and an expert operator in the three key sectors of electricity, natural gas and energy services. The group puts responsible growth at the heart of all its businesses in order to rise successfully to today’s major energy and environmental challenges: responding to the demand for energy, ensuring security of supply, combating climate change and making optimum use of resources.

The global landscape is transforming so fundamentally that the energy system of the future will be vastly different from that of today.

The EY organization brings together a team of over 25,000 energy professionals to help energy companies around the world plan for the now, the next and what lies beyond. With extensive experience in providing advisory, transaction, assurance and tax services, the EY Energy Team works to anticipate market trends, identify implications and opportunities, and apply innovative thinking and the latest technology. Ultimately, the aim is to support energy companies to succeed and thrive in this new energy world.


GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise to help customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. They are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest and most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant, upgrade and service solutions as well as our data-leveraging software. Their innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.

Hydro-Québec is the largest power generator and operates the most extensive transmission system in North America. The company also conducts R&D in energy-related fields notably in battery materials. In 2010, Hydro-Québec was the host sponsor of the Word Energy Congress in Montreal.

Marsh & McLennan Companies is the premier global professional services firm providing advice and solutions in risk, strategy and human capital. Through our market leading brands, colleagues in more than 100 countries help clients identify, plan for and respond to critical business issues and risks.

With offices in 50+ cities across 25 countries, Oliver Wyman is a leading global management consulting firm that combines deep industry knowledge with specialised expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, organisational transformation, and leadership development.

The Global Energy, Utilities and Mining group of PricewaterhouseCoopers(PwC) is the professional services leader in the international oil & gas, power & utilities and mining community, advising clients through a global network of fully dedicated specialists.

Rosatom (the State Atomic Energy Corporation) is a Russian publicly-owned corporation and the leader in the global nuclear technologies market. The company brings together nuclear power and power engineering assets, as well as NPP design and construction. Rosatom also manufactures equipment and produces isotopes for nuclear medicine, conducts research and produces innovative nuclear and non-nuclear products. Comprised of over 300 enterprises and organisations, including the world’s only nuclear icebreaker fleet, Rosatom is tasked with implementing the uniform state policy on the use of atomic energy as well as fulfilling the Russian Federation’s international obligations on the peaceful use of atomic energy. 

Public Joint Stock Company (PJSC) Rosseti is the operator of energy networks in Russia and one of the largest power companies in the world. The company manages 2.3 million kilometers of power lines and 496,000 substations with a total transformer capacity of more than 773,000 MVA. Controlled by the State, Rosseti is made up of 36 affiliated and dependent companies and is a leading company in the Russian market in introducing innovative technologies to the main and distribution grid complex. The company pays great attention to issues including energy conservation, energy efficiency, international cooperation, environmental protection and occupational safety.

Siemens Gas and Power (GP) is a global pacesetter in energy, helping customers to meet the evolving demands of today’s industries and societies. GP comprises broad competencies across the entire energy value chain and offers a uniquely comprehensive portfolio for utilities, independent power producers, transmission system operators and the oil and gas industry. Products, solutions and services address the extraction, processing and the transport of oil and gas as well as power generation in central and distributed thermal power plants and power transmission in grids. With global headquarters in Houston in the U.S. and more than 64,000 employees in over 80 countries, Siemens Gas and Power has a presence across the globe and is a leading innovator for the energy systems of today and tomorrow, as it has been for more than 150 years.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions offers innovative, high-quality insurance capacity to mid-sized and large multinational corporations across the globe. Our offerings range from standard risk transfer covers and multi-line programmes, to highly customised solutions tailored to the needs of our clients. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions serves customers from over 40 offices worldwide and is backed by the financial strength of the Swiss Re Group.

For more information about Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, visit or follow on Twitter @SwissRe_CS.

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Incorporated is Japan’s largest power company, supplying energy to the greater Kanto area, including Japan’s two most populous cities, Tokyo and Yokohama. Its 35,000 employees are committed to providing safe, reliable power to its 29 million customers, diversifying energy resources to ensure sustainability, and contributing to economic growth, while fully meeting its responsibilities following the Fukushima Daiichi accident. It transitioned to a holding company in April 2016, with Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Incorporated now having three independent core business companies: TEPCO Fuel & Power, Inc. as a thermal generation company, TEPCO Power Grid, Inc. as a T&D company, and TEPCO Energy Partner, Inc. as a retail company.

SUPPORTERS of council activities

Our Supporter companies are often suppliers or service providers to the energy industry, collaborating with us on activities that accelerate the energy transition to help “move the dial” for an enduring and sustainable transformation of the world’s energy systems.  

Examples of Supporter activities and collaboration include sharing insight on energy infrastructure architecture frameworks and co-development of the world’s leading energy ‘signalling tool’ – the World Energy Issues Monitor. We have bespoke options for businesses looking to strengthen their awareness and impact within specific regions of the world.

We work closely together to co-develop, co-design and co-deliver evidence-based insights, tools and experiences which we can use collaboratively to advance the world’s energy thinking – and deliver genuine business impact for our Supporters and Partners.

Akselos is revolutionising industrial operations by bringing predictive power to digital twins. By working with leading integrated energy companies who are focused on digital transformation, they help lower the cost of renewable energy and protect renewable energy generation across the globe. Technology innovation is essential to make the energy transition a reality, and they know we have a significant part to play by bringing the most advanced technology of its kind to the table.  

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today’s built environment. Together they help our clients solve their most complex challenges – turning exciting ideas into tangible reality as we strive to find a better way and shape a better world. 

ACWA Power International (ACWA Power) is a developer, investor, co-owner and operator of plants with a generation portfolio of 15,731 MW of power and 2.37 million m3/day of desalinated water with an investment value in excess of USD 23 billion and providing employment to more than 2,300 people.

Axpo Group is an international leader in energy trading and in the development of tailor-made energy solutions for its customers and reliably produces, trades and sells energy for over 3 million people and thousands of companies in Switzerland and over 30 European countries. About 4200 employees combine the expertise from 100 years of climate-friendly electricity production with innovative power for a sustainable energy future.

Black & Veatch is a global leader in the consulting, engineering, construction and operation areas of energy, water, telecommunications, federal, and environmental markets. Founded in 1915, the employee-owned company has more than 110 offices worldwide, completing projects across six continents. 

EDSO, European Distribution System Operators, is the key-interface between Europe’s DSOs and the European institutions, and promotes the development and large-scale testing of smart grid technologies in real-life situations, new market designs and regulation. E.DSO gathers 42 leading electricity distribution system operators (DSOs) in 23 countries, including 3 national associations, cooperating to ensure the reliability of Europe’s electricity supply for consumers and enabling their active participation in our energy system.

E.ON is one of the world’s largest investor-owned power and gas companies, with leading market positions in power and gas and nearly 30 million customers. Its more than 88,000 employees generated just under EUR82 billion in sales in 2009. 

ENTSO-E, the European Network of Transmission System Operators, represents 43 electricity transmission system operators from 36 countries across Europe, thus extending beyond EU borders. ENTSO-E was established and given legal mandates by the EU’s Third Package for the Internal energy market in 2009, which aims at further liberalising the gas and electricity markets in the EU.

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The company delivers insights and quality services that help to build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. EY’s leaders work to deliver on the company’s promises to its stakeholders. In so doing, EY plays a critical role in building a better working world for its people, clients and communities.



We recognise that even with our broad reach and global network of Member Committees and Partner companies, we cannot do everything.  We work with a variety of institutional partners to co-deliver activity which will advance the energy transformation, partner within related sectors, or showcase our mutual activity with a new audiences.

Our collaborations with institutions have seen us take the stage at the Conference of the Parties (COP), moderate leading-edge discussions at the St Petersburg International Economic Foundation (SPIEF) and engage senior governmental leaders at the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and at G20 summits – to name just a few!  

These institutional partnerships allow us to deepen and broaden our engagement across different platforms, and to create new opportunities for content collaboration which resonates with our Member Committees, Supporters and Partners and our over-arching purpose of promoting the sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of all people.

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