Energy Council of South Africa becomes member of World Energy Council

  • The Energy Council of South Africa (ECSA), whose members include major carbon emitters like Eskom, Shell and Sasol, are now members of the UN-affiliated World Energy Council (WEC).
  • ECSA says that their new membership of WEC will strengthen the standing of the Energy Council and provide access to a range of international resources and global networks, as well as leading practice across global energy systems.

The World Energy Council is the oldest independent and impartial energy community, connecting leaders, industries, governments and innovators across the world. South Africa will join over 100 countries as we launch our National Member Committee under the Energy Council of South Africa.

The World Energy Council’s mission, which is to promote the sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of all people, is especially relevant to Africa’s energy poverty challenges. Their approach to enabling and accelerating successful energy transitions directly supports the purpose of the Energy Council of South Africa, which is to create a thriving and sustainable energy future that drives inclusive economic growth for all South Africans.

“The membership comes at a time when South Africa is currently grappling with an unprecedented electricity crisis, with 2023’s load-shedding hours eclipsing the past eight years combined. This is compounding South Africa’s ‘triple challenge’ of poverty, inequality and unemployment, and it is a crisis that is receiving the highest attention from Business leaders and Government through the Presidential Energy Action Plan,” said ECSA.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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