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.

A picture of two co-workers in front of a computer

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.

Battery technology

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.
a man in a uniform overlooking an off-shore wind farm from a boat

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
Arup
Available Power
Blok-Z
Brightmerge
BrightNight
Buildings Alive
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
Energy Harbor
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
NRverse
nZero
Orsted
Our Energy
Powerledger
PYXIDR
RE24 Limited
Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners
Scottish Government
Sky Power Global
Standard Hydrogen corp
Statkraft
Stonechair Capital
Student Energy
Switch Electric
Trailstone
Voltus
WBSCD
Web3 Renewables
World Nuclear Association
Wyoming Hyperscale White Box
X
zaRECs
RE24 Limited
Iron Mountain
Level 10 Energy
Clean Air Task Force
Standard Hydrogen corp
Wyoming Hyperscale White Box
Granular
Kärnfull Energi
Available Power
Arup
3Degrees
Nordpool
Firstlight
Kanin Energy
AES
Government of Iceland
PYXIDR
Switch Electric
Orsted
Eurelectric
Constellation
Trailstone
Centre for Net Zero
Voltus
ENlighten
Powerledger
Scottish Government
GeothermEx
Circular Energy Group
BrightNight
EGAT
FlexiDAO
Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners
Griot International Partners
HDF energy
M-RETS
ElectricityMap
Innovea Development Foundation
City of South Lake Tahoe
zaRECs
Microsoft
Gridcognition
acciona
Energy Harbor
Dcbl
EDP
8RIVERS
EnergyTag
Engie
African Circular Business Alliance
Our Energy
Brightmerge
Centrica
Fervo Energy
Stonechair Capital
Google
EnergyWeb
Greenko Group
Johnson Controls
Sustainable Energy for All
Statkraft
High-Level Dialogue on Energy
City of Ithaca
Faradai
X
LO3 Energy
ENTRNCE
World Nuclear Association
EnergyUnlocked
NRverse
City of Des Moines
Malta
Nuclear Energy Institute
WBSCD
UN Energy
Kaluza
Buildings Alive
Sky Power Global
Blok-Z
Enosi
nZero
Web3 Renewables
ClearTrace
Student Energy
Lightsource BP
EG
United Nations
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.