A non-profit organization

The World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP) is a US-registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization hosted by the City of Houston, Texas, USA.

WECP is managed by Houston as the permanent secretariat. The Mayor of Houston serves as the permanent Secretary General of WECP.

Who is involved?


WECP is run by a President and a Vice-President that are selected by their peers for 2-year terms and rotate among WECP member cities.


Board of Directors

All the Mayors of our member cities sit on the Board of Directors, which constitute the governing body of WECP.


Officers Committee

Local government or economic development officers sit on the Officers Committee and play a key role in the delivery of projects and programs.

Jesper Frost Rasmussen

WECP President, Mayor of Esbjerg

Fahad M. Aljubair

WECP Vice-President, Mayor of Dammam

How do we meet?

Annual General Meeting

Since the first official World Energy Cities Partnership AGM in June 1996, the world’s leading energy cities have met on a yearly basis to discuss the latest challenges and opportunities associated with the energy sector, the green transition, and liveable cities.

WECP mayors and officers attend meetings during the AGM event to share expertise and explore collaboration opportunities between the cities, to drive the transition to a more sustainable energy future.

AGM 2024

Working Group Meeting

In addition to the Annual General Meeting, the WECP officers meet on a yearly basis at the WECP Working Group Meeting. This meeting takes place in spring, preceding the Annual General Meeting.

The Working Group Meeting allows WECP members to discuss key topics and propose changes to the WECP, ahead of the AGM.

The Working Group Meeting takes place in Houston, USA, alongside the CERAWeek. The WECP is excited to partner with CERAWeek to bring the voice of the urban environment to the world. CERAWeek is the world’s premier energy conference bringing together industry and government thought leaders at the highest level to discuss the most important issues facing the world, including energy, climate, and innovation.

How do I become a member?

WECP is currently working through a strategic plan to target potential new member cities that can bring added value to our existing member cities and which can further grow by being part of our partnership.

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