World Energy Council

The World Energy Council (WEC) is the principal impartial network of leaders and practitioners promoting an affordable, stable and environmentally sensitive energy system for the greatest benefit of all. Formed in 1923, WEC is the UN-accredited global energy body, representing the entire energy spectrum, with more than 3000 member organisations located in over 90 countries and drawn from governments, private and state corporations, academia, NGOs and energy related stakeholders. WEC informs global, regional and national energy strategies by hosting high-level events, publishing authoritative studies and working through its extensive member network to facilitate the world's energy policy dialogue.

WEC has Member Committees in nearly 100 countries, including most of the largest energy-producing and energy consuming countries. WEC is a UK-registered charity headquartered in London with the mission 'To promote the sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of all people.'

WEC has an annual programme of activities and meetings. It is governed by the Executive Assembly and has a board of trustees (Officers Council) and three Standing Committees: Communications & Outreach, Programmes and Studies. To learn more about WEC, please visit their website:, and follow on Twitter: @WECouncil.

In addition to the World Energy Council’s events programme, WEC has also hosted for nearly 90 years the worlds largest and most established all-energy-event, the World Energy Congress.