Leaders from around the world gathered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from November 30 to December 12, 2023, for the UN Climate Change Conference, or COP28.

EEI leaders and member company executives traveled to Dubai to participate in a variety of official side events highlighting the electric power industry’s clean energy leadership and the transformation of the U.S. economy. The events featured discussions on implementing clean energy funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act, deploying new clean energy technologies, expanding electric transportation infrastructure, and more. Watch full recordings of EEI's events below.

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.

COP28 Events

Following are the official COP28 side events in which EEI’s delegation participated.

Technology Triumphs: How U.S. Policy is Accelerating Business Investment
EEI member company CEOs and executives discussed how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act are catalyzing new and additional investments into manufacturing, infrastructure, operations, and next-generation technologies.
U.S. Center
Saturday, December 2 | 4:15 p.m. Gulf Standard Time (GST) (7:15 a.m. EST)
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Charging Ahead: How Electric Companies Are Powering a Net-Zero Future
Global electric company CEOs and executives highlighted exciting recent developments, the next-generation technologies on which they are focused, and the opportunities and challenges they see facing the global electric power sector as it works to reach net zero.
International Chamber of Commerce Pavilion
Monday, December 4 | 11:30 a.m. GST (2:30 a.m. EST)
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Turning Promise Into Reality: Ensuring a Clean Energy Transition for All
EEI member company CEOs joined a discussion on near- and long-term opportunities and challenges regarding the clean energy transition, including how to scale up clean technology development and ensure that all customers in all communities are benefitting from the investments being made to accelerate the clean energy transition.
Pathways to 1.5 Pavilion
Monday, December 4 | 1 p.m. GST (4 a.m. EST)
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Building a Resilient Future: How Public and Private Efforts Are Making a Difference
This event explored what has changed in the resilience landscape since COP27, including the impact that the Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law are having on private sector resilience efforts, especially those related to the energy grid. This event also explored key initial findings from a new study by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions on developing a global framework for climate resilience among the private sector.
Pathways to 1.5 Pavilion
Tuesday, December 5 | 1 p.m. GST (4 a.m. EST)
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Charging Ahead: The Latest Developments in Electric Transportation
EEI member company CEOs joined automaker leaders to discuss exciting developments in electric transportation, including the National Electric Highway Coalition and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean School Bus Program. Panelists also discussed the growing role of fleet electrification and how electric companies are partnering with customers and with auto companies to ensure that sufficient energy grid capacity is available to meet anticipated vehicle charging needs.
Pathways to 1.5 Pavilion
Wednesday, December 6 | 3 p.m. GST (6 a.m. EST)
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Public-Private Partnerships: Working Together to Advance Long-Duration Energy Storage
This event highlighted a new initiative to advance the commercial deployment of long-duration energy storage (LDES) technologies. Participants included officials from the U.S. Department of Energy, EEI, EPRI, and the LDES Council, which all signed the memorandum of understanding earlier this year to advance LDES.
Pathways to 1.5 Pavilion
Saturday, December 9 | 11 a.m. GST (2 a.m. EST)
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Clean Energy Facts

Leading a Clean Energy Transformation

EEI’s member companies are committed to getting the energy they provide as clean as they can as fast as they can, while continuing to prioritize the reliability and affordability that our customers value. Select a state to learn more about your electric company’s clean energy commitment and clean energy projects.