Global Partners

Global Partners tend to be innovative and rapid growth energy and related companies with objectives to enhance visibility and knowledge exchange. Global Partners are invited to participate and contribute in the World Energy Council’s exclusive World Energy Leaders’ Summits (WELS), and as such, are companies who want to benefit from direct exposure to the Council’s worldwide network of members, including CEOs of major energy companies, government ministers and policymakers, regulators, investors and energy experts.

The World Energy Council Global Partners programme supports those wishing to expand their business into new countries and regions through dedicated networking services and with targeted development in building relationships and work involvement in specific regional and national networks.

For further information regarding World Energy Council Global Partners, or to find out how you can get involved, please email Cliodhna-O’Flaherty at the World Energy Council Secretariat in London.

ACWA Power

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.

The company, incorporated in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with a paid-up capital of approx. USD 1.4 Billion is owned by eight Saudi conglomerates besides Sanabil Direct Investment Company (owned by the Public Investment Fund) and by the Saudi Public Pensions Agency. ACWA Power’s core business is the delivery of electricity and desalinated water by operating assets in which the company has a meaningful level of investment to exercise operational control.

The current portfolio of assets and investments delivers over 6,050 MW of power and around 2.3 million m³/day of desalinated water in Saudi Arabia; 1,550 MW of power in Jordan; 427 MW of power and 91,000 m³/day of desalinated water in Oman and 60MWp using photovoltaic technology in its solar plant in Karadzhalovo, Bulgaria. The portfolio also includes the world’s first two sea going barge mounted, self-contained water desalination plants each capable of producing 25,000 m³/day of water. New capacity of 5900 MW of power generation, 55 000 m3/day of desalinated water and 2 270 tons per hour of steam capacity is under construction in Saudi Arabia. Also under construction is a 50 MWe Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant at Bokpoort in South Africa, 160 MWe CSP plant at Ouarzazate in Morocco and a 45,000 m³/day of water desalination project at in Oman.   In addition, an 850 MW gas fired plant in Turkey is in advanced stages of development.

From its head office in Saudi Arabia, ACWA Power is expanding throughout the GCC, and to Jordan, Egypt and further afield to Turkey, Morocco, and the southern region of Africa. 

Black & Veatch

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.


DNV GL is driven by its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment and enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. DNV GL provides classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory and certification services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. The expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, energy storage, transmission and distribu­tion, smart grids and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. With origins going back to 1864, DNV GL operates globally in more than 100 countries with its 16,000 professionals dedicated to helping their customers make the world safer, smarter and greener. 

Enel S.p.A.

Enel is a multinational group based in Italy, a leading integrated player in the power and gas markets of Europe and Latin America, operating in 40 countries across 4 continents overseeing power generation from over 98 GW of net installed capacity and distributing electricity and gas through a network spanning around 1.9 million km to serve approximately 61 million customers.


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.


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.

Fluor Enterprises

Fluor Corporation designs, builds and maintains many of the world’s most challenging and complex projects. Through its global network of offices on six continents, the company provides comprehensive capabilities and world-class expertise in the fields of engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance and project management. Fluor is North America’s largest publicly-traded engineering, procurement and construction firm. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor is a FORTUNE 200 company and had revenues of $22 billion in 2009.

National Grid

National Grid is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world, owning and managing the grids that connect people to the energy they need, from whatever the source. In Britain and the north-eastern states of the US, running networks that deliver gas and electricity safely to millions of people, businesses and communities.


Repsol is a global energy company that develops exploration, production, refining and marketing activities in more than 30 countries. It has a staff of more than 29,000 that includes 70 nationalities. It is one of the world’s largest private oil companies and the biggest energy company in Latin America. It is a leader in refining and marketing in Spain, and the third largest private company in LPG distribution world-wide. Repsol is positioned for growth with a geographically diversified portfolio in the upstream business that will lead to an increase in production and reserves over the next years. It also benefits from best-in-class downstream assets to capitalise market recovery – all of this supported by a sound financial position.