Our shared vision of humanising energy transition was formed to remind us of the importance of energy in the lives of us all, and the role of us all in managing energy transition. As the COVID-19 pandemic reaches most corners of the world, working together as a community has never been more important - to share experiences and prepare for what comes next. Our role as a relevant and responsible global energy community has never been more critical. We are activating the whole community to deliver timely insights and support our all our members and global partners during these challenging times.
The World Energy Council has launched and continues to maintain activeagile surveys of our impartial global network of energy leaders, industries, governments, innovators and experts from nearly 100 countries around the world. The surveys establish new common ground and evolve likely shorta set of four plausible medium-term scenarios that 1. identify how the crisis is impacting organisations around the world and 2. enable an exchange of best practices across regions on how to cope with the crisis while actively facilitating best-casenew cooperation towards better future outcomes.
Preparing energy customers, energy workers, energy firms and diverse energy communities for a new and different operating context cannot rely on waiting to predict what will happen or deciding what we would prefer to see happen. We can better prepare for and help shape the emerging and uncertain future by equipping our global community with a set of plausible and alternative scenarios of what might happen and use them to explore and navigate how we can emerge from the COVID-19 shock as a more resilient society and continue to accelerate a successful global energy transition.
Our agile community-based scenario building process continues to gather informed perspectives of our globally diverse energy community and engaging wider perspectives on emerging developments. Those findings are evaluated in the posts below. Check back often - the latest information and resources will continue to be made available in this space
Preparing for What Comes Next, Starts Now
As citizens, communities, companies and countries, we are all still learning how to cope with the impacts of this global pandemic. But now is also the time to start to prepare for what comes next – whether a steady returnrecovery to ‘normal’ or a spring forward to a ‘new normal’ in a very different post-COVID-19 world.
Understanding the Present to Prepare for the Future
As COVID-19 continues to spread and the impacts cascade from society to the economy, anxiety about uncertainty creates fear of the future. We must look beyond the immediate urgency and evaluate the ongoing implications of the crisis to avoid either black and white thinking or rose-tinted glasses.
Planning Through a Crisis
While the world’s essential energy workers continue to support the needs of business and society, our agile surveys of the real experiences of our worldwide energy community is pulling together to sharegenerates practical wisdom and contribute acontributes value-adding voice and timely insights in these challenging times.
Behind every healthcare system is an energy system – and a crew of engineers and system operators who are working hard to keep the lights on, homes warm and vaccine refrigerators cold.