About the Global Electricity Initiative

The Global Electricity Initiative (GEI) aims to increase electricity access in a reliable, affordable and sustainable manner worldwide. GEI will therefore showcase proactive actions that utilities are undertaking to increase access to this affordable and clean electricity.

It will identify and document best practices to be shared with the energy leadership community in October 2013 during the 22nd World Energy Congress in Daegu, South Korea. The best practices report is planned to be updated every two years.

GEI will also lay the foundation for a global electricity sector leaders’ community. It will give CEOs of utilities an opportunity to demonstrate their achievements and communicate their vision towards increasing electricity access worldwide in a reliable, affordable and sustainable manner.

GEI is driven by three of the world’s largest industry-based and sustainability networks:

  • World Energy Council (WEC)
  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
  • Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP)



GEI is a joint initiative of:

Project partner: Deloitte