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.


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.