World Energy Council


The Energy Council of South Africa became the official World Energy Council South Africa Member Committee in January 2024. World Energy Council (WEC) membership has been part of the Energy Council’s strategic approach to strengthening our credibility and standing, as well as deriving better value for members. We will be establishing the World Energy Council South Africa Committee in the coming months, which will also give us direct access to WEC resources, as well as broader international energy expertise and networks.

The World Energy Council and Energy Council of South Africa are very closely aligned on objectives and approach, anchored on delivering an energy transition that balances the energy trilemma of energy security, sustainability and equality.

The WEC South Africa Member Committee will strengthen the Energy Council’s ongoing efforts to:

  • Provide a platform for multi-stakeholder energy focused dialogue, incorporating all sectors across the energy spectrum.
  • Develop an authoritative voice on energy, using fact based, impartial insights and best practices to drive the policy debate and create unity in business.
  • Provide networking opportunities, including access to the worldwide network of WEC members, government ministers and policymakers, regulators, investors, and experts.
  • Drive action and achieve impact as we strive to address our energy crisis and enable a thriving and sustainable energy sector.

About the World Energy Council

The World Energy Council is the world’s oldest independent and impartial community of energy leaders and practitioners. Through our Humanising Energy vision, we involve more people and communities in accelerating clean and inclusive energy transitions in all world regions. Formed in 1923, the Council is a UN-accredited global energy body that has convened diverse interests from across the full energy ecosystem for a century, and today has over 3,000 member organisations and a presence in more than 100 countries. Our global network draws from governments, private and state corporations, academia and civil society, as well as current and future energy leaders. The Council convenes leadership dialogues including the World Energy Congress to enable new collaborations and drive impact; and provides a range of practical tools including the World Energy Trilemma Framework to define, support and better manage energy transitions. We also collaborate on impact programmes and inform local, regional and global energy agendas in support of our enduring mission: to promote the sustainable use and supply of energy for the benefit of all people.

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