Regional Networks

World Energy Council Member Committees work closely with their neighbouring countries, under the leadership of a regional Vice-Chair and supported by a Regional Manager, to facilitate cross border partnerships. These networks undertake studies and organise events covering regional priorities to guide policy and technical understanding. The World Energy Council structures its networks into six main regions:

Some of these regions also work at a sub regional level to reflect priorities and there is active cross regional collaboration. Some countries may fall into a geographic region but because of energy system synergies with a nearby region, have chosen to participate in that nearby region, e.g., Kazakhstan is part of Central Asia but participates in Europe. The Council also recognises that MENA is a region recognised by many organisations, but based on long-standing practice, the countries of North Africa participate in the Africa region. The World Energy Council’s Regional Networks foster an exchange of knowledge and ensure that governments, companies and stakeholders have a neutral forum to plan and and engage in the challenges that increasingly need cross border solutions.