International Industry Transformation Perspectives
The Challenges of Decarbonization and Sustainable Development by J-Power President and CEO Toshifumi Watanabe
Decarbonization and Resilience by TEPCO President Tomoaki Kobayakawa
The World’s Electric Companies Mobilize Against COVID-19 by EEI Vice President for International Programs Lawrence Jones
Enel’s Clean Energy Transition by Head of Enel North America Enrio Viale
EDP Distribuição: Promoting the Compatibility of Energy Infrastructure With Nature by EDP Distribuição Director of Vegetation Management Ricardo Messias
Hydro-Québec’s Extreme Weather Response Keeps Improving by Hydro-Québec Distribution et Services Partagés President Éric Filion
Lessons Learned: Manitoba Hydro’s 2019 Storm Recovery by Manitoba Hydro Vice President of Operations Shane Mailey
Taking Action Now: OPG's Clean Energy Vision by OPG
EEI International Insights: Enabling the Clean Energy Future
During COP26, political leaders will reaffirm their commitments to addressing global climate change. As a key partner in meeting this challenge, electric companies around the world already have announced their own clean energy targets and goals for carbon emission reductions. This article features highlights from a conversation with top leaders from AES, Enel, Iberdrola, and Ørsted about how their companies are enabling the clean energy future.
EEI International Insights: Electric Companies Are Advancing Electric TransportationElectric companies are playing a key role in the transition to electric transportation as cities and companies prioritize electrification within their climate commitments. By encouraging the adoption of personal EVs, investing in mass transit electrification, and electrifying vehicle fleets, electric companies continue to reduce their carbon emissions and invest in the clean transportation system of the future.
Global Approaches to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Globally, electric companies are ramping up their DE&I efforts and driving change in the energy sector. Electric companies are creating and implementing holistic approaches to DE&I, recognizing the value that diversity can bring to their workforce, customers, and stakeholders, including how different perspectives can increase innovation for the clean energy transition.
In this casebook, ten international electric companies share their approaches to DE&I and how they are leading in the DE&I space through an exploration of their overall strategies, initiatives to connect with the local communities they serve, and actions to create inclusive workplaces.
Global Emerging Energy Solutions for Customers
EEI's international members are innovating to enhance the customer experience. The electric companies included in this casebook represent seven countries in five regions, with case studies demonstrating the diversity of approaches that EEI members are employing to meet fast-changing customer preferences across four key areas:
- Energy delivery
- Smart home energy management
- Transportation electrification
- Customer engagement and billing
2020 International Edison Award
Each year, Edison Electric Institute (EEI) presents the Edison Award to U.S. and international member companies. The award honors distinguished leadership, innovation, and contribution to the advancement of the electric industry, with a panel of former energy industry executives selecting the winners. It is the electric power industry’s most prestigious honor.
In 2020, eight international members were nominated for the Edison Award. This booklet highlights the projects of the two winners, as well as each of the international nominees’ impressive work to continue driving innovation in the electric power industry.
International Energy Storage Trends and Key IssuesThis factsheet presents global trends in grid-scale energy storage and highlights storage projects from EEI members across the world.
A Conversation with Lori Garver
November 2022 - EEI speaks to Lori Garver, Former Deputy Administrator of NASA, to discuss previously unpublished conversations and insights on the epic battle that has transitioned space access to private interests for a fraction of the cost of previous NASA programs.
A Conversation with Thomas Flaherty
October 2022 - With over 45 years of experience, Thomas Flaherty, author of Roll Up: The Past, Present, and Future of Utilities Consolidation, joins EEI International Programs to share insights on how to successfully consolidate electric power companies.
A Conversation with Dominic Packer
December 2022 - EEI speaks with Dominic Packer, Professor of Psychology and author of The Power of Us to discuss identity, intergroup relations, the dynamics of dissent, leadership, and social change.
May 2023(Open external link)
Ep. 18 Navigating the Energy Transition in Island Environments
Island environments face unique challenges as we transition our energy systems. What are the ways island providers are preparing for the transition? What role does employee experience play in ensuring successful business operations? How can we attract more women to the energy workforce? Ruth Forbes, President and CEO of FortisTCI, joins this episode of Global Circuit to discuss the company’s operations in the Turks and Caicos Islands, renewable energy, partnerships, workforce, and more.
October 2022(Open external link)
Ep. 17 Co-creating Energy Solutions with Local Communities
What are the ways in which electric companies can co-create energy solutions with their local communities? What should leadership look like to support employees and customers? And why is it critical to make the energy decision-making process more inclusive? Jay Grewal, President and CEO of Manitoba Hydro, joins this episode of Global Circuit.
September 2022(Open external link)
Ep. 16 Adopting a Customer-Centric Strategy for the Energy Transition
What can electric companies do to facilitate customer acceptance for the energy transition? How can electric companies help customers in times of crises? Greg Jackson, Founder and CEO of Octopus Energy Group joins this episode of Electric Perspectives Global Circuit.
June 2022(Open external link)
Ep. 15 Achieving a Sustainable Energy Future
Warner Baxter, Executive Chairman of Ameren Corporation and Vice Chairman of EEI joins this episode of Global Circuit where he discusses reliability, sustainable growth, workforce passion, risk management, and the company's sustainability approach.
May 2022(Open external link)
Ep. 14 Planning for Resilience Amid Changing Expectations
Companies are undertaking actions to meet employee expectations on flexibility and customer expectations on reliability, affordability, and risks. What approaches are necessary to communicate with customers? Bob Rowe, CEO of NorthWestern Energy joins this episode of Electric Perspectives Global Circuit.
March 2022(Open external link)
Ep. 13 Utilizing Social Networks to Create Lasting Change
What can social network theory tell us to ensure successful spread of innovation? How can we drive behavioral change to keep pace with new ideas? Damon Centola, Author of Change: How to Make Big Things Happen joins this episode of Global Circuit.
February 2022(Open external link)
Ep. 12 Harnessing Today’s Technology to Reach Tomorrow’s Energy Future
How can existing technologies today bring us closer to this goal? What is the future and viability of new fuel sources like hydrogen? Toshifumi Watanabe, President and CEO of J-POWER, joins this episode of Global Circuit.
December 2021(Open external link)
Ep, 11 Keeping Customers and Employees at the Heart of the Transition
How has Xcel Energy supported its workforce through this clean energy transition, including workers from retired coal plants? Ben Fowke, former Executive Chairman of Xcel Energy joins this episode of Global Circuit.
November 2021(Open external link)
Ep, 10 Understanding Complexity for More Effective Climate Policy
How can we consider the complex, interconnected nature of our global systems in order to drive more effective change? Dr. Roland Kupers, author of A Climate Policy Revolution joins this episode of Global Circuit.
October 2021(Open external link)
Ep. 9 Sustaining Collaboration Towards a Clean Energy Future
How can we increase access to affordable and reliable electricity? And what are some potential barriers to the net zero goals as we approach COP26? Nick Akins, Chairman, President, and CEO of American Electric Power, joins this episode of Global Circuit.
September 2021(Open external link)
Ep, 8 Strengthening Communications Using Biomimicry
How do we communicate complex ideas and what lessons from nature can help guide human communications? Communications specialist and biomimicry practitioner Michaela Emch joins this episode of the Global Circuit.
August 2021(Open external link)
Ep. 7 Setting the Stage for a Net Zero Economy
What are electric companies doing to lead the way and what will it take to achieve economy-wide net zero emissions? Pedro Pizarro, President and CEO of Edison International, joins this episode of Global Circuit.
August 2021(Open external link)
Ep. 6 Developing the Energy Workforce for an Equitable Transition
How are companies ensuring the energy transition is equitable? How are electric companies balancing a changing workforce and attracting the younger generation to the industry? John Pettigrew, CEO of National Grid, joins this episode of the Global Circuit
July 2021(Open external link)
Ep. 5 Accelerating Innovation for the Clean Energy Transition
How can electric companies drive innovation to tackle some of the challenges of the energy transition? What can countries learn from each other? Andrés Gluski, President and CEO of AES Corporation, joins this episode of Global Circuit.
June 2021(Open external link)
Ep. 4 Designing the Right Solutions Using Local Context
How are electric companies approaching community-based projects? How are business models evolving to respond to regional changes? Siegfried Kiefer, President and CEO of Canadian Utilities, an ATCO company, joins this episode of the Global Circuit.
May 2021(Open external link)
Ep. 3 Attracting a Skilled Workforce to Achieve Net Zero
How are electricity distribution companies supporting economy-wide decarbonization and attracting the skilled workforce needed to achieve these goals? Basil Scarsella, CEO of UK Power Networks, joins this episode of the Global Circuit.
April 2021(Open external link)
Ep. 2 Thriving Under Crisis with Regenerative Leadership
Sustainability and leadership experts Giles Hutchins and Laura Storm join this episode of the Global Circuit to discuss how regeneration can help us navigate the various transitions the world is facing today.
March 2021(Open external link)
Ep. 1 The Power of Adaptability and Ireland’s Bright Future
The first episode of the Global Circuit features Pat O’Doherty, CEO of ESB and President of Eurelectric, discussing how electric companies are approaching decarbonizatio, the role of electrification, and the changing customer relationship.
October 2020(Open external link)
Innovating in Symphony: Orchestrating a New Consumer-Centric Energy Future
In this webinar, Vector Ltd. shared how it is leveraging investments in analytics, forecasting capabilities, and new energy solutions to deliver optimal outcomes for customers, society, and the environment.
October 2020(Open external link)
Building Regional Markets: Lessons from GCCIA
In this webinar, GCCIA shared its journey in establishing a regional market across six countries in the Middle East, including how different stakeholders came together to address regulatory, financial, and technical challenges.