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2015 Rio de Janeiro Summit

The Summit was hosted by Eletrobras, the 2014-2015 outgoing Chair Company of the organization, and brought together the heads and representatives of the largest electricity companies around the world.

 

GSEP Chairmen, representatives and Executive Director at the Rio Summit with Mr. Terry Tamminen
 
Mr. Terry Tamminen, R20 Chief Strategic Advisor, opened the GSEP Rio Summit with a speech on the green economy, our progress so far and the remaining challenges for the energy sector. For Mr. Tamminen, organizations like GSEP and R20 play an important role in solving the many challenges of powering a sustainable future by actually doing projects on the ground and developing paths to sustainable energy, "not just talking about it." 
 
The second day of the Summit centered on “Challenges for positive engagement of stakeholders in the operation and expansion of electric utilities’ assets”, the theme of Eletrobras’ GSEP chairmanship year and featured exchanges between the GSEP Chairmen and distinguished guests from the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Brazil, ANEEL (Brazilian National Regulatory Agency), the Electric Power Research Institute, the International Electrotechnical Commission, Global Electricity Initiative, among others. 
 
In another highlight of the Summit, the Chairmen welcomed EuroSibEnergo from Russia as a new member of the GSEP. EuroSibEnergo is the world’s largest private hydro-generation company and the largest private power company in Russia with an extensive corporate social responsibility portfolio. Their pool of expertise is a great addition to the GSEP and the organization’s ability to promote sustainable energy development in the world.
 
The Summit closed with the transfer of the GSEP Chairmanship to State Grid Corporation of China for the 2015-2016 year.
 
The GSEP also issued its 2014-2015 Annual Report, summarizing a year of building capacities to foster stakeholder engagement through our capacity building activities. To download the report, please click here.
 
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