Overview

Leaders from around the world gathered in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from November 7-18, 2022, for the UN Climate Change Conference, or COP27, 30 years since the adoption of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and seven years since the Paris Agreement.

EEI leaders and member company executives were in Egypt participating in a variety of official side events highlighting the electric power industry’s clean energy leadership and its transformation of the U.S. economy. The events featured discussions on the expansion of transportation electrification, the role new U.S. climate and clean energy laws will play in removing carbon from the U.S. economy, member company actions to enhance resilience, new clean energy technology initiatives, and more.

The track record of America’s electric companies over the past decade, together with our trajectory of continuing emissions reductions, shows that we truly are committed to getting the energy we provide to customers as clean as we can as fast as we can, while continuing to prioritize reliability and affordability. We are proud to be leading the way in deploying renewables and other clean energy technologies, in supporting the development of new, affordable, 24/7 carbon-free technologies, and in investing in the infrastructure needed to deliver a resilient clean energy future to our customers.

COP27 Events

Following are the official COP27 side events that EEI’s delegation participated in.

Plug In and Turn On: How Electric Companies and Automakers Are Teaming Up on EVs
EEI member company CEOs will join automaker leaders to discuss recent developments in electric transportation, including the creation of the National Electric Highway Coalition, which is working to build a foundational network of electric vehicle fast chargers along major U.S. travel corridors.
The Climate Registry (TCR) Pavilion
Friday, November 11, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. Eastern European Time (EET) (4:00 a.m. EST)
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A Recharged U.S. Climate & Energy Landscape: Galvanizing Business Solutions for Net-Zero
EEI member company CEOs join U.S. officials to discuss how anticipated shifts in clean energy investment, workforce development, community engagement, and deployment of clean technology solutions will usher in a new era for the U.S. economy.
U.S. Center Pavilion
Friday, November 11, 2022 | 3:00 p.m. EET (8:00 a.m. EST)
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Electrifying Progress in Decarbonizing the U.S. Economy
EEI member company CEOs will hold a panel discussion on the key role of the power sector in reducing carbon emissions throughout the U.S. economy. This discussion will cover how passage of the bipartisan infrastructure law, the clean energy tax credits included in the Inflation Reduction Act, and the CHIPS and Science Act together will help accelerate the clean energy transition, while making it more affordable, equitable, and resilient for customers.
America Is All In Pavilion
Friday, November 11, 2022 | 5:30 p.m. EET (10:30 a.m. EST)
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Building a Resilient Future: The Power Sector and the Clean Energy Transition
This event will highlight efforts by the U.S. government and the electric power industry to enhance resilience. Panelists will discuss the role that the bipartisan infrastructure law, the clean energy tax credits included in the Inflation Reduction Act, and the CHIPS and Science Act can play in enhancing resilience efforts; explore key conclusions from a new study by C2ES on how companies can support communities in addressing climate resilience; and outline efforts electric companies are taking to address resilience concerns, including EPRI's Climate Resilience and Adaptation Initiative (Climate READi) program.
The Climate Registry (TCR) Pavilion
Saturday, November 12, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. EET (4:00 a.m. EST)
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Continuing the Dialog on Community Engagement and Investment
At COP26 in Scotland, local officials joined representatives from the environmental NGO community and the private sector to start a dialog on community engagement and investment in the clean energy transition. During this event, the third installment of the dialog, panelists will focus on how to achieve equity and access in the clean energy transition. They also will discuss how the new clean energy and climate laws can play a role in ensuring such outcomes.
The Climate Registry (TCR) Pavilion
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | 10:30 a.m. EET (3:30 a.m. EST)

Racing to Net-Zero—Building Tomorrow’s Technologies Today
This discussion with U.S. electric company officials and environmental leaders will highlight clean energy technology initiatives in the United States and abroad. The industry leaders also will discuss how the new U.S. climate and clean energy laws will help accelerate deployment of new low- and zero-emitting clean energy technologies that will be critically important to helping the electric power sector and nation reach our net-zero emissions goals.
International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) Pavilion
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | 2:00 p.m. EET (7:00 a.m. EST)
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