Eurelectric Annual Report 2019

Foreword by Secretary General
Kristian Ruby

2019 has been a special year for Eurelectric when Brussels has welcomed the new cohort of policymakers who will decide the future of Europe for years to come. It was also a year when the political work of the past five years, including the Clean Energy Package and Energy Union, was wrapping up.

We have been shaping relations with the new EU Parliament and have engaged with over 50 new members to present to them what we stand for and how we are contributing to the common goal. While more than 60 per cent of the MEPs are new to the EU legislation process, “Leading the Charge” has become a backdrop for these discussions.

In September, as a background for discussions on the Green Deal, we have launched the first ever Power Barometer with a set of indicators showing how our sector is evolving and decarbonising, and what needs to be done for the policies to enable the rollout of the necessary infrastructure.

Another important initiative is the alliance we created together with the auto manufacturers (ACEA) and a leading campaign group (T&E) calling for the “right to plug” for every European citizen since public authorities and Member States need to step up and help fund the infrastructure rollout.

+ 60

Advocacy meetings

+ 70


+ 150

Events speakers

+ 1.5K

Events participants

Campaign of the year:


A series on a vision. That of a continent powered by clean electricity.

During the Power Summit in Florence we have launched our flagship initiative “Leading the Charge” in partnership with BBC and some 20 partners from the industry. It tells the story of how we are stepping up to tackle decarbonisation through electrification with solutions across the value chain: from renewables to storage and electro mobility. It has demonstrated what we can do as industry for the society when we work together.

Watch the series


Countries in focus







Event of the year:

Power Summit - "New Leadership"

The Power Summit in Florence with its stellar line-up of speakers broke the record for the number of participants having attracted over 500 delegates. It has seen many new actors from the sector and beyond engaging in the discussions around the energy transition.

Press & Social Media highlights:

In 2019 Eurelectric was featured in major European and national, mainstream and trade press outlets where our spokespeople reflected on the role of electricity in powering our society and economy, and mitigating climate change.

Our social media channels became the invaluable platforms for transmitting the messages of the industry to the wider audience that saw a considerable growth over the past months.


Press mentions




Watch hours


Website visits

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Kristian Ruby interviewed by Belgian tv channel - Kanaal Z

In light of the youth protests raising awareness about the climate change crisis, our Secretary General gave an interview to a major Dutch-speaking Belgian channel on the contribution of the power sector to the clean energy transition.

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Eurelectric wins bronze award for leadership at the
European Association Awards 2019
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Eurelectric shortlisted for European Excellence Awards 2019 (Environment & Sustainability & Storytelling)
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