State Grid Corporation of China becomes a Patron of The World Energy Council to Further Sustainable Energy Transitions
25 October 2023: The State Grid Corporation of China, the world’s largest utility company, has recently become a Patron of the World Energy Council. The Patron programme is reserved for an exclusive group of leading international organisations who are committed to collaborating with the Council on global issues and initiatives.
Patrons of the World Energy Council are a critical pillar of the organisation, actively supporting the Council’s Humanising Energy vision and breakthrough impact agenda.
As it has for 100 years, the Council equips leaders and their organisations with valuable insights and tools that effectively engage with the increasing diversity in energy as a source of know-how, innovation and learning. Leveraging its influential position, the Council uses its convening power on behalf of its Patrons to bring together whole energy system dialogues at multi-sector, regional and local levels around energy transitions.
Dr Angela Wilkinson, Secretary General and CEO of the World Energy Council, said:
“We are delighted to welcome the world’s largest utility into the Council’s visionary world energy leadership community. We look forward to a fruitful partnership with SGCC as we work together to progress faster, fairer and more far-reaching energy transitions across the world. SGCC is leading efforts in China and supporting partners in other countries in development of new power systems which accelerate decarbonisation with attention to affordability and resilience.”
Mr. Xin Baoan, Chairman of SGCC, said:
“We are pleased to become a Patron of the World Energy Council. We will share our best practices, learning and experiences in energy transitions with the global community, and help build a sustainable energy future together.”
About State Grid Corporation of China
Established on December 29, 2002, State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) is the largest utility in the world and has a stable ranking of the 2nd on Fortune Global 500. Taking construction and operation of power grids as core business, SGCC is a super-large state-owned enterprise crucial to national energy security and economic lifeline, with a mission to provide safer, cleaner, and more affordable and sustainable power supply. SGCC operates as a group with RMB 536.3 billion registered capital and 1.72 million employees. SGCC provides power to over 1.1 billion people in 26 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities, covering 88% of the national territory. The company has also invested in and is co-operating 13 energy networks in 10 countries and regions, such as the Philippines, Brazil, Portugal, Australia, Italy, and Hong Kong etc.
About the World Energy Council
The World Energy Council is the world's oldest independent and impartial community of energy leaders and practitioners. Through our Humanising Energy vision, we involve more people and communities in accelerating clean and inclusive energy transitions in all world regions. Formed in 1923, the Council is a UN-accredited global energy body that has convened diverse interests from across the full energy ecosystem for a century, and today has over 3,000 member organisations and a presence in nearly 100 countries. Our global network draws from governments, private and state corporations, academia and civil society, as well as current and future energy leaders. We collaborate on impact programmes and inform local, regional and global energy agendas in support of our enduring mission: to promote the sustainable use and supply of energy for the benefit of all people. Further details at www.worldenergy.org and on LinkedIn and @WECouncil.