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.

Work programmes: 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  at the World Energy Council secretariat.

Accenture Strategy

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.

California ISO

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. 

Electricité de France

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.

GE Power

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. We 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. Our 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

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.

Oliver Wyman

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. 

PJSC Rosseti

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

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

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Incorporated

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.