Sarawak Energy becomes first Southeast Asia patron of World Energy Council

Dr Angela (center tile), Sharbini (top left) and others during the virtual signing ceremony today.

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, March 28: Sarawak Energy has made history by becoming the first patron from Southeast Asia of the World Energy Council.

In a statement today, Sarawak Energy announced the formalisation of this partnership during a virtual signing ceremony with Dr Angela Wilkinson, Secretary General and CEO of the World Energy Council, and Sarawak Energy Group CEO Datuk Sharbini Suhaili.


“Sarawak Energy, one of Southeast Asia’s major hydropower developers, will support the Council in its efforts to catalyse energy transitions around the world, while gaining access to the Council’s network of more than 3,000 member organisations in more than 90 countries, for global insights and best practices on energy policy, innovation and sustainability strategies.

“Sarawak Energy will be the Council’s first patron from Southeast Asia, joining a group across the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia including Boeing, EDF, ADNOC, EY, PWC, State Grid Corporation of China and KAPSARC,” it said.

Speaking at the virtual signing ceremony, Dr Angela said they are delighted to welcome Sarawak Energy into the Council’s world energy leadership community.

“Their century of experience in harnessing and progressing inclusive energy access is perfect for facilitating deeper exchange of practical know how and essential in progressing many and new ways for collaborating in redesigning energy to progress faster, fairer and more far reaching energy transitions across the world,” she said.

Meanwhile, Sharbini said by becoming a patron, Sarawak Energy looks forward to becoming part of the broader international energy leadership community.

According to him, this allows the company to tap into a global network of energy industry players as they continue to explore energy transition solutions for the region.

“As the world accelerates its energy transition efforts, Sarawak Energy is progressing plans to share our renewable energy resources with our neighbouring countries through interconnections by advancing the Borneo Grid and ASEAN Power Grid.

“This enables us to significantly contribute to Southeast Asia’s carbon emission reduction efforts and enhances the resiliency of the energy transition in the region,” he added.

Patrons of the World Energy Council are a critical pillar of the organisation, actively supporting the Council’s Humanising Energy vision and breakthrough impact agenda.

As it has for 100 years, the Council equips leaders and their organisations with valuable insights and tools that effectively engage with the increasing diversity in energy as a source of know how, innovation and learning. — DayakDaily