Patrons 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 have direct exposure to, and engage with, our global, multi-stakeholder network of 3,000 organisations in more than 90 countries. Patrons 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 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 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, or to find out how you can get involved, please email Charlotte Kidd 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.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) is the world’s definitive source of research, forecasts, data and news in clean energy and related industries, including power, gas, carbon and water. BNEF has a staff of more than 200 based in London, Washington D.C., New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, New Delhi, Cape Town, São Paulo, Singapore and Sydney.

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.

Korea Electric Power Corp.

Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO), with its six generation subsidiaries and four affiliates, is the world’s top 10 power utility with an installed capacity of 65,383Mw. KEPCO achieved global level electricity quality as seen in 15.15 minute blackout time per household and 4.07% transmission and distribution loss rate.

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.


Established in 2006, Masdar is a commercially driven renewable energy company based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. As a strategic government initiative – and a subsidiary of the Mubadala Development Company – Masdar has a mission to invest, incubate and advance the establishment of a clean energy industry in Abu Dhabi and around the world.

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.

Siemens AG

Siemens Energy Sector is one of the world’s leading suppliers of a wide range of products, solutions and services in the field of energy technology. Siemens Energy enables customers to generate, transmit and distribute electrical power at the highest levels of efficiency. The company helps them produce, convert and transport the primary fuels oil and gas. It is the only manufacturer worldwide with know-how, products, solutions and key components spanning the entire energy conversion chain. Siemens Energy has about 86,000 employees worldwide. In fiscal 2012, the Sector generated total revenue of €27.5 billion and profit of €2.2 billion.

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, please visit or follow us on Twitter @SwissRe_CS.

Tokyo Electric Power Co
Verbundnetz Gas AG

Verbundnetz Gas AG (VNG) is Germany’s third largest gas importer and ranks among Europe’s top ten. VNG’s core business comprises gas imports, gas wholesale, gas transport, and the operation and marketing of storage capacity.