About the 27/4 Carbon-Free Energy Compact

We are a global group of companies, policymakers, investors, and organizations on a mission to realize a 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy future for all. This means meeting every kilowatt-hour of electricity demand with Carbon-Free Energy sources, every hour, every day, everywhere.

Working together

Through the 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy Compact, we are working together to develop and scale high-impact technologies, energy policies, procurement practices, and solutions to make 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy achievable for all and accelerate the global transition to Carbon-Free Energy systems.

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Committed to a carbon-free energy future

In September 2021, during the High-Level Dialogue on Energy, an initial list of founding signatories committed to working toward a carbon-free future for all by launching the 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy Compact.

Energy Compacts are voluntary commitments from Member States and non-state actors to take specific actions that advance progress on Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Energy Compacts were mobilized by UN-Energy as part of the High-level Dialogue on Energy in September 2021. They will continue to be mobilized and updated throughout the current Decade of Action. All Compacts are designed to be in line with SDG Acceleration Actions and Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Climate Agreement.  

The 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy movement is coordinated by Sustainable Energy for All, the United Nations, and a growing list of signatories from companies, organizations, and governments around the world. The Compact is an ambitious global effort to accelerate the decarbonization of the world’s electricity systems to mitigate climate change and ensure access to clean and affordable electricity for all, in line with SDG7.

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Principles of 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy

24/7 Carbon-Free Energy means that every kilowatt-hour of electricity consumption is met with carbon-free electricity sources at every hour of every day, everywhere. It is based on the following principles:

  • Time-matched procurement: matching hourly electricity consumption with carbon-free electricity generation. Hourly matching helps connect clean energy purchasing to underlying electricity consumption.
  • Local procurement: purchasing clean energy on the local/regional electricity grids where electricity consumption occurs. This is the only way to drive the electricity-related emissions that a consumer is directly responsible for to zero.
  • Technology-inclusive: recognizing the need to create zero-carbon electricity systems as quickly as possible. All Carbon-Free Energy technologies can play a role in creating this future.
  • Enabling new generation: focusing on delivering additional Carbon-Free Energy to drive the rapid decarbonization of electricity systems.
  • Maximizing system impact: addressing the dirtiest hours of electricity consumption where the most fossil fuel is used in generation.
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Sectors leading the way

Signatories joining together to respond to the urgent need to drive rapid decarbonization by adopting 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy include: 

  • Energy buyers
  • Energy suppliers 
  • Local, regional and national governments 
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and charities
  • Energy Advisors
  • Trade Associations 
  • System operators
  • Technology solutions providers 
  • Investors and financial organizations
  • Academic institutions and scientific community

About Sustainable Energy for All

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the Sustainable Energy for All initiative in 2011. Now an independent organization, Sustainable Energy for All maintains close links with the UN, including through a relationship agreement, partnerships with UN agencies and with our CEO acting as the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy.

Meet our signatories

Sustainable Energy for All
United Nations
UN Energy
High-Level Dialogue on Energy
3Degrees
8RIVERS
acciona
AES
African Circular Business Alliance
Blok-Z
Brightmerge
BrightNight
Buildings Alive
Centrica
City of Des Moines
City of Ithaca
City of South Lake Tahoe
Clean Air Task Force
ClearTrace
Constellation
Dcbl
EDP
EGAT
ElectricityMap
EnergyTag
EnergyUnlocked
EnergyWeb
Engie
ENlighten
Enosi
ENTRNCE
Eurelectric
Faradai
Fervo Energy
Firstlight
FlexiDAO
GeothermEx
Google
Government of Iceland
Granular
Greenko Group
Gridcognition
Griot International Partners
HDF energy
Innovea Development Foundation
Iron Mountain
Johnson Controls
Kaluza
Kanin Energy
Kärnfull Energi
Level 10 Energy
Lightsource BP
LO3 Energy
Malta
Microsoft
M-RETS
Nordpool
Nuclear Energy Institute
nZero
Orsted
Our Energy
Powerledger
PYXIDR
Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners
Sky Power Global
Standard Hydrogen corp
Statkraft
Stonechair Capital
Student Energy
Switch
Trailstone
Voltus
WBSCD
Web3 Renewables
Wyoming Hyperscale White Box
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8RIVERS
Student Energy
Eurelectric
Centrica
Statkraft
African Circular Business Alliance
Google
Orsted
Web3 Renewables
Granular
PYXIDR
Our Energy
City of Des Moines
Greenko Group
Johnson Controls
Kanin Energy
Engie
ENTRNCE
Dcbl
Powerledger
Lightsource BP
Nuclear Energy Institute
Griot International Partners
ENlighten
Malta
X
Level 10 Energy
ElectricityMap
FlexiDAO
M-RETS
EnergyUnlocked
United Nations
UN Energy
LO3 Energy
Voltus
Trailstone
BrightNight
Brightmerge
ClearTrace
Sustainable Energy for All
Iron Mountain
City of Ithaca
Gridcognition
Faradai
Sky Power Global
Microsoft
Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners
City of South Lake Tahoe
Nordpool
EGAT
nZero
Constellation
Clean Air Task Force
Firstlight
Standard Hydrogen corp
Blok-Z
EnergyTag
EDP
Enosi
Government of Iceland
Kaluza
High-Level Dialogue on Energy
WBSCD
AES
Switch
Kärnfull Energi
GeothermEx
Innovea Development Foundation
Fervo Energy
Wyoming Hyperscale White Box
acciona
EnergyWeb
HDF energy
Stonechair Capital
Buildings Alive
3Degrees
Our partners are part of a global community, connected by one goal: creating a future where all electricity consumption worldwide is served by Carbon-Free Energy sources.