ABOUT WEC INDIA
About WEC India
WEC India (formerly known as World Energy Council – Indian Member Committee) is a country member of World Energy Council (WEC), a global and inclusive body (estd.1923 with close to 100 country members) for thought leadership and tangible engagement in the pursuit of sustainable supply and use of energy. WEC engagements cover all aspects of the entire energy spectrum from conventional to renewable. WEC India is one of the earliest country members of World Energy Council, having joined the Council in 1924.
WEC India functions under the patronage of Ministry of Power and with the support of Ministries in the energy sector and leading organisations in the sector. Leading energy sector organizations, Institutions and eminent energy professionals in the country are its members.
Reconstituted in May 1999, by Ministry of Power, WEC India, has Hon’ble Union Minister of Power as the Patron, Secretary (Ministry of Power) as the Chairman; and CMD, NTPC as Secretary General. WEC India functions under the patronage of Ministry of Power and with the support of Ministries of Coal, New & Renewable Energy, Petroleum & Natural Gas and External Affairs. The body is registered as a non-prot organization under Societies Registration Act 1860. As envisioned during re-constitution, to be truly representative of the sector, the governance structure and membership is representative of the energy sector in India.
WEC India has strived to continuously realign its engagements with changes in the energy sector- now the energy transition led by technology disruptions.
Current constitution of the executive committee of WEC India is placed at Annexure B. The membership of the body at present consists of Ministries, Government bodies and major PSUs in the energy sector (Annexure C). Brief history of the body covering important milestones in its evolution of the body is placed at Annexure D
The vision “to be the foremost energy think-tank and voice of the sector” takes
cognizance of the potential and unique positioning of the body. The strategic review exercise on WEC India carried out by a high powered Committee in 2015-16 re-emphasized the need and relevance of the body and the recommendations of the Committee as approved by the Ministry of Power guide the work programs of WEC India. Policy Research& Analysis remains the key mandate of WEC India.
WEC India stands differentiated from other bodies in energy sector on aspects of; its neutral structure, breadth of engagement, work in cross cutting areas, high convening power for interdisciplinary dialogues, global outreach and requisite stream of funds to work for the common good of the sector.