WEC is well known on the global energy scene for its authoritative reports, analyses, research, case studies, medium and long-term energy projections, and policy and strategy recommendations.The work of the organisation spans the entire energy spectrum -- coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, hydro and new renewables -- and focuses on such topical areas as market restructuring; energy efficiency; energy and the environment; financing energy systems; energy pricing and subsidies; energy poverty; ethics; benchmarking and standards; use of new technologies; and energy issues in developed, transitional, developing countries.
As integral part of the program, WEC conducts studies on topical energy issues having a clearly pronounced focus on long-term energy issues, dealing with tomorrow's rather than today's issues in light of what is happening today.
The following unique projects of WEC provide facts, figures and surveys on important aspects of energy like Resources, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability and Issues Monitor, which are useful tools for energy fraternity.
WEC India Studies
WEC India is currently undergoing a transformation to assume newer and greater roles relevant to the Indian Energy Sector in line with the recast vision" to be the foremost energy think tank in the country and voice of the sector". Policy Advocacy based on research is identified as one of the key work programs.
Member Organisations have an opportunity to nominate experts from their organization in the global study groups of WEC. Presently more than 30 experts represent WEC India in WEC studies.These studies include Surveying Energy Resources and Technologies, assessment of national energy policies across the world and exploring possible global energy futures and analysing critical uncertainties.
WEC India has undertaken several projects in partnership with member organisation to deepen its understanding of the issues of the energy sector and share the learnings with the stakeholders. While the main focus of WEC India remains "Policy Research & Advocacy" , it has begun participating in energy projects to gather firsthand information and experience. First such initiative is Energy Poverty Alleviation(EPA) project through Decentralised Distributed Generation route. Energy Access figures as an agenda with most of the member organisations and is a Government priority as well. WEC India is also planning to take up demonstration projects.