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.
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.
During the 2021 Annual General Meeting, our member cities selected Esbjerg, Denmark to host the 2022 World Energy Cities Partnership AGM. The event will take place from the 5th-8th October 2022, and the main theme will be the energy transition based on public and private partnerships.
Since 2013, the city of Esbjerg has played an active role in the World Energy Cities Partnership and Mayor Jesper Frost Rasmussen is currently serving as President.
In addition to the Annual General Meeting, the WECP Officers meet on a yearly basis at the World Energy Cities Partnership Working Group Meeting. This meeting takes place in the months leading up to 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 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC).
The World Energy Cities Partnership is excited to partner with CERAWeek to bring the voice of the urban environment to the world. CERAWeek by IHS Markit 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.
For nearly forty years, CERAWeek has been providing an integrated framework for understanding what’s ahead for global energy markets, geopolitics, and technology. Participants include senior executives, government officials, thought leaders, academics, technology innovators and financial leaders.
During CERAWeek 2022, multiple World Energy Cities Partnership mayors were official speakers at the event:
- Mayor Lord Provost Barney Crockett (Aberdeen)
- WECP Secretary-General, Mayor Sylvester Turner (Houston)
- Mayor Mike Savage (Halifax)
- Mayor Jaime Pumarejo (Barranquilla)
The World Energy Cities Partnership also held a reception at the event on Wednesday, March 9th at the George R. Brown Convention Center, to honour WECP Mayors. The reception was hosted by the former WECP President, Lord Provost Barney Crockett and WECP Secretary-General, Mayor Sylvester Turner.