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In the wake of the Earth Summit in 1992, the CEOs of the world’s largest power companies came together to form the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP) with the vision to set up an international network of expertise to improve cooperation between the major electricity companies in the world and to act as an ecological and technical advisory group for international institutions and governments, especially in developing countries.

As citizens of the world, in harmony with the respective national governments as well as related domestic and international organizations, the [member] companies strongly wish that their experience, competence, and know-how should serve more efficient generation and use of the world’s electric energy.

GSEP Inaugural James Bay Summit Statement, James Bay, Québec, Canada, April 1992

Today, GSEP is an international organization composed of global electricity companies at the heart of the electrification revolution. What sets us apart from other international organizations is our exclusive focus on advancing the electricity sector. We build on our members’ unparalleled expertise in power systems and electricity technologies to empower decision-makers and companies to embrace electricity as the energy of tomorrow. GSEP was founded as the e7 Network of Expertise for the Global Environment (e7), which later became the e8.

Our members electrify a significant part of the global population

people consume electricity provided by our members.
of all electricity consumed worldwide is produced and transmitted by our members.

Our members have world-class expertise in sustainable power systems

km of transmission and distribution lines are operated by our members, equivalent to 25 times the distance to the moon.
of electricity generated by our members produces no direct carbon emissions.

Our members are at the forefront of innovation

is invested in R&D annually by our members to develop cutting-edge technologies (USD).
smart meters have been implemented by our members.