About the 24/7 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
Aban Foundation AB
acciona
AES
African Circular Business Alliance
Arup
Available Power
AFV BELTRAME GROUP 
Blok-Z
Bowhill Engineering
Brightmerge
BrightNight
Buildings Alive
C40
Centre for Net Zero
Centrica
Circular Energy Group
City of Des Moines
City of Ithaca
City of South Lake Tahoe
Clean Air Task Force
ClearTrace
Constellation
Dcbl
EDP
EG
EGAT
ElectricityMap
Elia Group
Energy Harbor
EnergyTag
EnergyUnlocked
EnergyWeb
Engie
ENlighten
Enosi
ENTRNCE
Eurelectric
Faradai
Fervo Energy
Firstlight
FlexiDAO
GeothermEx
Go Net Zero Pte Ltd
Google
Government of Iceland
Granular
Greenko Group
Gridcognition
Griot International Partners
HDF energy
Innovea Development Foundation
InRange
Iron Mountain
JERA Co., Inc.
Johnson Controls
Kaluza
Kanin Energy
Kärnfull Energi
Level 10 Energy
Lightsource BP
LO3 Energy
Malta
Microsoft
M-RETS
Nordpool
Nuclear Energy Institute
NRverse
NUCLEARELECTRICA SA
Nucor
NuScale Power
nZero
Orsted
Our Energy
Pivot Energy
Powerledger
PYXIDR
RE24 Limited
Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners
Scottish Government
Sky Power Global
Standard Hydrogen corp
Spritju
SEE Airtricity
SSE Energy Solutions
Statkraft
Stonechair Capital
Student Energy
Switch Electric
TerraPower, LLC
Trailstone
Voltus
WBSCD
Web3 Renewables
Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
World Nuclear Association
Wyoming Hyperscale White Box
X
Xcel Energy
zaRECs
Government of Iceland
Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners
Level 10 Energy
BrightNight
United Nations
AES
Dcbl
Johnson Controls
NUCLEARELECTRICA SA
Fervo Energy
Enosi
Iron Mountain
Kanin Energy
C40
Engie
Circular Energy Group
Xcel Energy
Blok-Z
African Circular Business Alliance
GeothermEx
WBSCD
Trailstone
M-RETS
Spritju
Griot International Partners
ENlighten
Aban Foundation AB
InRange
nZero
Our Energy
Clean Air Task Force
Orsted
EDP
Lightsource BP
City of South Lake Tahoe
Kaluza
SSE Energy Solutions
Nucor
World Nuclear Association
Firstlight
acciona
ElectricityMap
Gridcognition
Switch Electric
zaRECs
Elia Group
Sustainable Energy for All
Granular
ClearTrace
Energy Harbor
JERA Co., Inc.
8RIVERS
High-Level Dialogue on Energy
3Degrees
Greenko Group
Faradai
Standard Hydrogen corp
SEE Airtricity
Powerledger
Centrica
UN Energy
Pivot Energy
AFV BELTRAME GROUP 
FlexiDAO
EG
Wyoming Hyperscale White Box
EnergyTag
Eurelectric
Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
Go Net Zero Pte Ltd
Scottish Government
X
EGAT
Constellation
Arup
Web3 Renewables
EnergyWeb
Available Power
Brightmerge
Buildings Alive
Stonechair Capital
City of Ithaca
Statkraft
City of Des Moines
Malta
Voltus
Nuclear Energy Institute
ENTRNCE
HDF energy
RE24 Limited
PYXIDR
Google
Innovea Development Foundation
Centre for Net Zero
NuScale Power
NRverse
EnergyUnlocked
Student Energy
Kärnfull Energi
Nordpool
Bowhill Engineering
LO3 Energy
Sky Power Global
TerraPower, LLC
Microsoft
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.