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Energy of the Future Reliable. Efficient. Smart

The Voice of local Energy Distributors across Europe


Networks look ahead

Reliable. Efficient. Smart

Reinhard Brehmer, GEODE Chairman, Managing Director of Wien Energie Stromnetz GmbH

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Planning for Our Energy Future. Energy requires forward planning. The legislative and regulatory framework underpinning Europe’s energy market is an innovative landscape, constantly evolving and changing. All of our local distribution system operator (DSO) members,

In today’s energy market companies are increasingly confronted with new legal requirements and new regulations. We also need to ensure fair competition for our members now, and in the future. Therefore, we will keep on fighting for a fair regulatory and policy foundation,

Europe’s liberalised energy market. Informed by their proximity to customers, they encourage competition and market integration. The networks are essential to the future, and it is vital that investments in smarter networks are made now, so that innovation can flourish.

both gas and electricity, must have their interests properly represented within this landscape. GEODE is committed to achieving this. In fact GEODE has been consistently and effectively representing the interests of local electricity and gas distribution companies since the European liberalisation process in 1991.

which will enable our member companies to best accomplish their future aims, for the benefit of energy customers. Reliability, security of supply and energy efficiency are just some of these key aims of the networks. In order to achieve these objectives a diverse energy industry is essential. DSOs play a significant role in

Furthermore, DSOs are experts in energy management, energy efficiency and the promotion of renewable energies in their local area. With our activities and achievements, GEODE supports its members in all of these key areas.

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Only a diverse energy industry can guarantee security of supply

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Think global act local

GEODE represents more than

Our members distribute energy to more than

independent electricity and gas distribution companies from

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European countries

100 million

A Strong Network

Think global act local

Together we form an influential player

Key Role for Distribution Energy Companies

GEODE is the European association

of European DSOs.

GEODE promotes fair and com-

the major challenges of our energy

of private and public energy distribution companies for both electricity and gas. With more than 20 years experience of successfully representing members’ interests, GEODE is recognised as a trusted voice by the European Commission, European Regulators and the European Parliament as the Voice

With its premises located in the centre of Brussels, close to the European Parliament and the Commission, GEODE ensures its members are kept fully informed on energy related developments being discussed and decided by all the European institutions.

petitive conditions for our networks members by giving them a strong voice. We use this voice to secure the core values of our members, namely providing a customerfocused service, with a high quality of supply and energy efficiency, to homes, businesses and local communities. By thinking globally and acting locally we can meet

future. GEODE is stronger because of its members. It is part of our unique character that as an association we regularly engage and communicate closely with each other to maximise our effectiveness. We then present these concerns directly to the European institutions. In addition to our lobbying work, GEODE pro-

people

vides an excellent platform for our members to share their experiences and exchange knowledge for their individual benefit. We believe that the dynamics of the European energy regulatory framework has made GEODE’s influence invaluable in supporting the role of local distribution companies as active network operators in the European energy market.

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GEODE Time Line

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GEODE is founded and made up of 27 French and 18 Spanish Companies.

1st EC Energy Package: By setting common rules for the internal gas and electricity market the liberalisation of the European Energy market starts.

10th Anniversary of GEODE! After 10 years, GEODE is established as major and well-known stakeholder representing more than 50 Energy Distribution Companies from 8 European countries.

63 GEODE Members

2nd EC Energy Package: New Rules for the internal gas and electricity market are adopted - GEODE‘s influence increases as legislation mandates unbundling of distribution and transmission operators.

3rd EC Energy Package: Towards more competition and the completion of the internal energy market in Europe, TSO ownership unbundling, the establishment of ACER, Network Code developments and the indroduction of Smart Grids build the pillars of legisla-

GEODE opens premises in Brussels.

Meeting Energy Commissioner Oettinger With 100 Members, GEODE is currently representing more than 1200 Companies.

tion package – GEODE is in the meantime involved and present in all decisionmaking procedures. With 86 members, GEODE is already representing 576 Companies.

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GEODE Presidents: 1991-1993 Auguste Bloise 1993-1996 François Gendrin 1996-2000 Erik de Nie 2000-2003 Vincent Barbaras 2003-2007 Jan van de Water

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Since 2011 Reinhard Brehmer

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Shaping the Conversation

Influencing the Decision-Making Process

GEODE significantly influences energy policy decisions by being in continuous communication with key European bodies, securing the position of its members. Through statements, position papers and commentary as part of consultations and regular discussions with the European Commission GEODE ensures the issues of the networks are heard. EC Regulatory Forums GEODE is actively represented in

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the Energy Forums of the European Commission including the Gas Regulatory Forum of Madrid, the Electricity Regulatory Forum of Florence and the Citizens’

market while the London Forum is focused on customer related retail market issues.

Energy Forum of London. These are important platforms to meet influential institutions and stakeholders and they offer an excellent opportunity to present our members’ concerns and views on the most current priority energy issues. The Madrid and Florence Forums deal with fundamental questions of the internal energy

of EU Network Codes GEODE is actively involved in the drafting process of Electricity and Gas Network Codes developed by ENTSOE and ENTSOG. GEODE participates through ad-hoc DSOs Technical Experts Groups, which are established for the drafting of each Network Code.

Involvement in the Drafting

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Expertise in All Energy Issues

Internal Working Groups

In a dynamic and developing energy market, immediate, efficient and competent action is required in many areas. GEODE deals with the impact of European regulation in general and, more specifically, the challenges and opportunities of new technologies and asset development, such as the future smart energy market, network tariffs design, energy efficiency and Network Codes.

issues that build the foundation of the associations’ proactive strategy. GEODE WG Smart Grids - Smart Grids deployment - Smart Meters roll-out and meter functionalities - Development of the Demand Response Market - Electric Vehicles - Meter Data Management - Smart Cities GEODE WG Energy Efficiency

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GEODE has set up a number of Working Groups, each focusing on a specific area, to build expertise and to closely follow and comment on new developments.

- Developments on energy efficiency, regarding both European legislation as well as the experiences of individual companies in Member States

The Working Groups benefit from a wide range of members’ expertise and publishes reports on concrete

GEODE WG Retail Market - Retail Market design - The definition of roles and

responsibilities of market actors - Billing and switching - Further consumer related topics GEODE WG Electricity - Provides input for GEODE’s key messages presented at the EC Florence Electricity Forum - The development of Framework Guidelines by ACER - The development of Network Codes by ENTSO GEODE WG Gas - Provides input for GEODE’s key messages presented at the EC Madrid Gas Forum - The development of Framework Guidelines by ACER - The development of Network Codes by ENTSOG

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Our Objectives

Structure Chairman

Deputy Chairman

General Delegate

Reinhard Brehmer

Christian Held

Dr. Joan Prat

Carmen Gimeno

Austria

Germany

Spain

Spain

Vice-Presidents

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1. A diverse European energy industry needs the presence of international, national and local

4. Distribution companies must implement unbundling provisions to avoid discrimination against other

7. Distribution system operators can make a substantial contribution to overall network management, energy

energy companies.

market pl-ayers.

efficiency and the integration of renewable energies taking advantage of smart grids and intelligent metering systems.

2. Reliability, efficiency and sustainability must be the guiding principles for the energy industry.

5. A fully competitive European internal energy market has to be achieved.

3. Distribution system operators have a key role to play in enabling competition, ensuring security of supply and delivering a smart grid.

6. Network tariffs should allow network operators to make the necessary investments in the grid.

8. The European energy market is strengthened by the presence of local companies who have the relevant local knowledge to handle tasks in the most efficient way.

Ursula Tauschek

Roland Tropper

Kristian Pallesen

Dr. Götz Brühl

Peter Kraft

Rudi Rienzer

Austria

Denmark

Germany

Dr. Henning MüllerTengelmann · Germany

Herman Schmeink

Austria

Germany

Hungary

Italy

Cincia Triunfo

Mirko Marincic

Tomas Feliu

Henrik Forsgren

Anders Hedenstedt

Sylvia Michel

David Smith

Italy

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Sweden

Sweden

UK

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GEODE in Europe Finland

Norway

GEODE Members by Countries

100 GEODE Members representing more than 1200 Companies from 15 European Countries

GEODE Members provide gas and electricity to more than 100 Million Customers across Europe

Austria Bulgaria Denmark Finland France Germany Hungary Ireland Italy Norway Serbia Slovenia Spain Sweden UK

GEODE Members Associations: 12 Gas: 19 Electricity: 25 Gas & Electricity: 44

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Ireland

UK Germany

Austria

France

Italy

Hungary Slovenia Serbia Bulgaria

Spain

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MEMBERS AUSTRIA: WIEN ENERGIE STROMNETZ GmbH • WIEN ENERGIE GASNETZ GmbH • SALZBURG AG • OESTEREICHS ENERGIE ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRIAN ELECTRICITY COMPANIES • EVME - EUROPÄISCHER VERBAND MITTELSTÄNDISCHER ENERGIEUNTERNEHMEN • LINZ STROM NETZ GmbH BULGARIA: SOFIA GAS EAD DENMARK: HMN NATURGAS I/S • NATURGAS FYN A/S FINLAND: ENERGIATEOLLISUUS - FINNISH ENERGY INDUSTRIES FRANCE: SIPPEREC GERMANY: STAWAG - STADTWERKE AACHEN AG • TRIANEL GmbH • STADTWERKE LÜBECK GmbH • STADTWERKE EVB HUNTETAL GmbH • NVB – NORDHORNER VERSORGUNGSBETRIEBE GmbH • SWG STADTWERKE GIESSEN AG • STADTWERKE VIERNHEIM GmbH • STADTWERKE ROSENHEIM GmbH & Co.KG • QUANTUM GmbH • TWL TECHNISCHE WERKE LUDWIGSHAFEN AG • STADTWERKE SOEST GmbH • STADTWERKE EMSDETTEN GmbH • TECHNISCHE WERKE NAUMBURG GmbH • STADTWERKE BIETIGHEIM-BISSINGEN GmbH • STADTWERKE ELMSHORN (NORDVERBUND3) • SCHLESWIGER STADTWERKE (NORDVERBUND3) • STADTWERKE WEDEL (NORDVERBUND3) • STADTWERKE UELZEN GmbH • STADTWERKE RADOLFZELL GmbH • STADTWERKE DELMENHORST GmbH • GGEW BERGSTRASSE AG • SÜDWESTSTROM - SÜDWESTDEUTSCHE STROMHANDELS GmbH • HERTENER STADTWERKE GmbH • NORDDEUTSCHE ALLIANZ (EVU-Assist GmbH) • STADTWERKE LINDAU GmbH & Co.KG • STADTWERKE ERDING GmbH • TECHNISCHE WERKE SCHUSSENTAL GmbH & Co.KG • STADTWERKE HERFORD GmbH • KOOPERATIONSGESELLSCHAFT FRÄNKISCHER ELEKTRIZITÄTSWERKE mbH • STADTWERKE KONSTANZ GmbH • STADTWERKE SAARBRÜKEN AG • STADTWERKE TREUCHTLINGEN • STADTWERKE HOCKENHEIM • STADTWERKE WEINHEIM GmbH • ENERGIEVERSORGUNG GERA GmbH • FERNWÄRMESTADTWERKE GOTHA GmbH • GESELLSCHAFT für KOMMUNALE KOOPERATION • STADTWERKE BRETTEN GmbH • STADTWERKE WUNSTORF GmbH & Co. KG • ZVO ENERGIE GmbH • BAD HONNEF AG • STADTWERKE SCHWERTE GmbH • STADTWERKE UNNA GmbH • STADTWERKE WALDSHUT-TIENGEN GmbH • KES – KOMMUNALE ENERGIEDIENSTLEISTUNGSGESELLSCHAFT SÜDSACHSEN mbH • STADTWERKE STEINFURT NETZ GmbH • STADTWERKE AMBERG VERSORGUNGS GmbH • STADTWERKE SCHORNDORF GmbH • STADTWERKE GLAUCHAU DIENSTLEISTUNGSGESELLSCHAFT mbH • STADTWERKE MENDEN GmbH • ENERGIE- UND WASSERVERSORGUNG HAMM GmbH • GSW GEMEINSCHAFTSSTADTWERKE GmbH • STADTWERKE BAD DÜRKHEIM GmbH • STADTWERKE FRÖNDENBERG GmbH • STADTWERKE MÜNSTER GmbH • STADTWERKE PORTA WESTFALICA GmbH • SMARTOPTIMO GmbH & Co.KG • STADTWERKE PULHEIM GmbH • DONG ENERGY AG HUNGARY: FÖGAZ IRELAND: BORD GAIS NETWORKS ITALY: GASPLUS SERVIZI SRL • ASSOGAS ASSOCIAZIONE NAZIONALE INDUSTRIALI PRIVATI • AZIENDA ENERGETICA RETI SpA • SERVIZI ENERGIA AMBIENTE BOLZANO SpA NORWAY: ENERGI NORGE - ENERGY NORWAY SERBIA: ELEKTROSRBIJA KRAJEVO SLOVENIA: ENERGETIKA LJUBLJANA D.O.O SPAIN: AGRI-ENERGIA ELECTRICA S.A. • BASSOLS ENERGIA S.A. • SDAD. COOP. LTDA. BENEFICA CONSUMO DE “SAN FRANCISCO DE ASIS” • ELECTRA CALDENSE S.A. • ELECTRA DE CARBAYIN S.A. • VALL DE SOLLER ENERGIA S.L.U. • ELECTRA DEL CARDENER S.A. • ELECTRICA VAQUER S.A. • ESTABANELL I PAHISA ENERGIA S.A. • HIDROELECTRICA GUADIELA S.A. • LERSA ELECTRICITAT S.L. • PRODUCTORA ELECTRICA URGELENSE S.A. • ELECTRA ADURIZ S.A. • ASEME - ASSOCIATION OF SPANISH ELECTRICITY COMPANIES SWEDEN: SVENSK ENERGI - SWEDENERGY AB • GÖTEBORG ENERGI AB • JÄMTKRAFT AB • SKELLEFTEÄ KRAFT ELNÄT AB • MÄLARENERGI AB • TEKNISKA VERKEN I LINKÖPING AB • LUNDS ENERGIKONCERNEN AB UK: ENA - ENERGY NETWORKS ASSOCIATION

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