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Partners and Stakeholders

The 21st Century Power Partnership advances its mission through collaboration with international clean energy organizations and technical institutes, including these:

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) is a high-level global forum to promote policies and programs that advances clean energy technology, shares lessons learned and best practices, and encourages the transition to a global clean energy economy. Initiatives are based on areas of common interest among participating governments and other stakeholders.

The Clean Energy Solutions Center (CESC), another initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial, helps governments design and adopt policies and programs that support the deployment of transformational low-carbon technologies. The Solutions Center serves as a first-stop clearinghouse of online clean energy resources—including policy best practices, data, and analysis tools—and shares these resources with a global forum of energy experts, policy makers, and other stakeholders. The Solutions Center and the 21st Century Partnership jointly offer online training, "live" expert assistance, and peer-to-peer learning to help countries tailor solutions to their needs and foster international collaboration on policy innovations.

The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) is a global, non-profit team of experts that supports public policy decision makers with policies to accelerate the transition to an efficient energy future with clean, reliable electricity. RAP meets directly with government officials, regulators, and their staffs; leads technical workshops and training sessions; conducts in-house research; and produces a growing volume of publications designed to better align energy regulation with economic and environmental goals. RAP works in the United States, China, the European Union, and India—the largest power markets in the world.

The Global Green Growth Institute (3GI) aims to create an international platform for evidence-based learning and policy innovation that helps to illuminate practical opportunities for country-led and industry-led progress on the twin imperatives of economic development and environmental sustainability. Through its developing country, industry and research activities, it seeks to serve as a bridge between developed and developing countries, the public and private sectors, and practitioners and scholars, respectively. The Global Green Growth Forum (3GF), provides an annual summit meeting of high level green growth leaders from governments, the corporate sector and international organisations willing to take leadership in this transition towards green growth. Through collaboration with 3GI and 3GF, the Power Partnership is reaching out to the private sector to provide strategic insights into policy and regulatory enablers of power system transformation. The first meeting of an advisory group was convened in the second quarter of 2013.

As the operating agent, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and its institutional affiliate, the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA), lead the Power Partnership and serve as the liaison to the CEM Secretariat. NREL implements Power Partnership activities based on guidance from the Clean Energy Ministerial, the United Nations, and our partners and stakeholders. The operating agent is responsible for executing the program of work, ensuring stakeholder coordination, marketing and communications functions, analysis, and all other products and services that the Power Partnership provides. Contact the operating agent.