The decision was announced overnight at the World Energy Cities Partnership Working Group Meeting in Houston attended by City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas and CEO Michelle Reynolds.
Mr Zempilas said he is thrilled that the City was successful in its bid and is looking forward to hosting the other member cities in Perth later this year.

“Perth is a founding member of the WECP and hosting the AGM will continue to cement our City’s reputation as a world leader in transitioning to a more sustainable energy future,” Mr Zempilas said.
“Western Australia is the resource and energy capital of the Indo-Pacific and at the forefront of the next generation of clean energy production. The City is proud to showcase the work the sector is doing in energy transition to improve sustainability outcomes.
“The AGM will provide a platform to promote our member cities successful initiatives and connect business, academia and innovation hubs, providing WECP cities with the opportunity to partner on energy transition strategies and economic development.”
The WECP connects leading energy cities on all continents that are committed to fostering the transition to a more sustainable energy future. For further information visit
Further detail about the WECP AGM will be announced in due course.

Issued by: Hannah Marcuson 0417 228 103
Pictured below: City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas, WECP President Jesper Rasmussen - Mayor of Esbjerg, Denmark and City of Perth CEO Michelle Reynolds