Global Electrification Forum
Moderator Lawrence Jones is the Vice President for International Programs at EEI. Ignacio Galán is the CEO of Iberdrola. Andrés Gluski is the CEO of AES. Mads Nipper is the CEO of Ørsted. Francesco Starace is the CEO of Enel.
Energy companies around the world have announced commitments to achieving net zero carbon emissions, aligning with government efforts to address global climate change. These goals will be accomplished through a combination of technologies while acknowledging achieving deep decarbonization will require innovation. This session of EEI’s Global Electrification Forum brought together CEOs from electric companies with some of the world's most ambitious clean targets who shared their plans for reducing carbon emissions, including discussions of key technologies and opportunities for further research and investment to enable the transition to a decarbonized electricity system. Enjoy these excerpts.
Moderator, Vice President for International Programs, EEI, Lawrence Jones: Your companies are all world leaders in clean energy. This has not always been the case. Tell us about your company's journey and goals for 2030.
CEO, AES, Andrés Gluski: We took seriously the transition five years ago. When we started, more than half of our generation was coming from coal.
In the last five years, we've retired or sold ten gigawatts of coal generation. We want to be net zero from electricity by 2040. We want to have zero coal by 2030 and less than ten percent of all generation megawatt hours by 2025.