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Action Plans for Rapid Power Sector Decarbonization

Head of the CEM Secretariat Jean-François Gagné, European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson, United Kingdom Director General in Department for Energy Security and Net Zero Lee McDonough, Australia Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen, United States Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, and Former India Secretary for Power Alok Kumar celebrate the release of the Action Plans at CEM14 in Goa, India.

A collaborative report from the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) on Lessons Learned for Rapid Decarbonization of Power Sectorswas delivered to energy ministers and presented at the 13th CEM (CEM13) in the United States in September 2022. In light of the lessons learned and discussed at CEM13, several jurisdictions signaled intent to develop action plans for power sector decarbonization, to be released at CEM14 in India in July 2023. These action plans complement, but are differentiated from, other international power sector initiatives such as the Breakthrough Agenda (with a broad purpose to raise collective ambition) and the Global Power System Transformation (G-PST) Consortium (with goals to convene power system operators to accelerate research innovations and foster peer learning). The action plans, supported by the 21st Century Power Partnership and other CEM workstreams via direct technical assistance and capacity building, are intended to focus on select implementation actions given each country's existing power sector goals and activities, and are an opportunity for countries to display leadership in power sector decarbonization. These action plans are voluntary, developed by each country individually, not comprehensive of all activities within the jurisdiction, and are living documents that are subject to change.

First Cohort of Action Plans—CEM14



European Union


United Kingdom

Synthesis Report

Key Takeaways: First Cohort Of Action Plans For Rapid Power Sector Decarbonization

Power Sector Decarbonization Action Plan Webinar Series

The Power Sector Decarbonization Action Plan Webinar Series, hosted by the 21st Century Power Partnership and Clean Energy Solutions Center, further explores these power sector decarbonization action plans and prospects for implementation.