Thought Leadership

EEI International Programs showcases electric power sector leadership across the globe through EEI’s Electric Perspectives magazine, as well as video webcasts, podcasts, and webinars featuring senior industry executives and international energy experts.

Global Perspectives
October 2021
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.​

December 2020
EEI International Insights:  Electric Companies Are Advancing Electric Transportation

Electric 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.​​

December 2020
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

October 2020
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. ​

December 2019
International Energy Storage Trends and Key Issues

​This factsheet presents global trends in grid-scale energy storage and highlights storage projects from EEI members across the world.​

January 2021
A Conversation on Repairing the World with Dr. Richard Haass
EEI speaks with Dr. Richard Haass about the new Biden presidency and what it could mean for foreign policy, climate change, global health and economic recovery, and international relations.
January 2021
A Conversation on the Psychology of Pandemics with Dr. Steven Taylor
Dr. Steven Taylor shares his insights on how we can better manage our behaviors, emotions, and actions through the current health crisis, and other future crises.
December 2020
A Conversation on the Ages of Globalization With Dr. Jeffrey Sachs
EEI speaks with Dr. Jeffrey D. Sachs, renowned economist and expert on sustainable development, about his latest book, "The Ages of Globalization"
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August 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

“The scale of the problems we’re confronted with around climate require scale: they require large-scale thinking and they require large-scale funding and partnerships.​”

Pat O’Doherty, CEO of ESB and President of Eurelectric
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Past Webinars
October 2020
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
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.
September 2020
Digital Transformation for a Smarter Energy Grid
This webinar focused on Iberdrola’s digital transformation as part of its commitment to greater electrification of the global economy through clean energy, storage, and smart grids.
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