The World Energy Council has announced that Arup will deliver an analysis into the effects of key urban energy drivers on different energy scenarios. The results will appear in the institute's latest World Energy Scenarios report.
The World Energy Council (WEC) was set up in 1923 and is the UN-accredited global energy body. The Council represents a principal impartial network of leaders and practitioners that promote a stable, affordable and environmentally sound energy system for the benefit of all. The organisation works with more than 3.000 member organisations located in over 90 countries, including NGOs, governments, private and state corporations and academia. The WEC hosts high-level events, produces studies and leverages its network to facilitate the world’s energy policy dialogue.
The World Energy Scenarios is a key study developed by the WEC. The study explores a range of scenarios extending toward 2050 related to different policy choices and their consequent effects. It was recently announced that Arup will work together with WEC, providing the Council with support for its analysis of key urban energy drivers on different energy scenarios. The result of the collaboration will feature in the WEC’s latest Scenarios study to be released later this year at the World Energy Congress in Istanbul (October 9-13, 2016).
Paula Kirk, Global Climate Change Leader at Arup says: "The World Energy Council is a prominent figure and thought leader and our partnership with them will help us further investigate the potential opportunities in urban areas for innovation and technology in energy. The role of Project Supporter will help strengthen our capabilities as well as encourage City leaders to make informed decisions about the various forms of urban energy. We look forward to our long term partnership with the World Energy Council.”
Christoph Frei, World Energy Council Secretary General, remarks: “We are pleased to welcome Arup as our newest partner. With a special focus on urban innovation, Arup will be providing perspectives and analysis on a selection of resource areas that include ongoing work on e-storage, e-mobility, energy efficiency, solar energy, waste-to-energy, energy-water-food nexus and resilience. With 10,000 projects going on across the globe, Arup brings a treasure box of worldwide experience and case studies to our scenarios work.”
Other major organisations The World Energy Council partners with include EY, National Grid and Repsol.