GSEP CEOs reinforce their commitment to advancing beneficial electrification

June 2, 2022

GSEP's annual Summit chaired by Mr. Abderrahim El Hafidi, General Manager of ONEE, the Moroccan Public Utility of Electricity and Water, brought together executives of some of the world’s largest electricity companies and prominent business leaders in Marrakesh, Morocco this week. This year’s Summit was the first edition held on African soil and marked GSEP's 30th anniversary of being at the forefront of the electrification revolution.

The GSEP Chairmen concluded the event by issuing the Marrakesh Summit Statement. The statement outlines GSEP members’ commitment to advancing beneficial electrification and the increased and efficient use of low-carbon electricity in the transportation, building and industry sectors to achieve the goals set out in the Paris Agreement, as well as economic development and social advancement goals.

>Read full Summit statement

The Summit also hosted a meeting of the Strategic Open Dialogue on Electrification (SODE), a global coalition of forward-thinking companies from the power sector, end-user sectors, and strategic/technology partners united to foster collaboration essential to achieving the energy transition. The group’s recommendations are set to be published at Climate Week NYC in September.  

GSEP also announced the upcoming publication of its new flagship research initiative that tracks the progress of electrification of end-use sectors across the world and in selected countries and identifies space for immediate action. The Global Electrification Monitor will consist of an online dashboard and an accompanying analytical report that will be released in the third quarter of 2022. A sneak peek of the dashboard is available online for consultation.