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
Planning for Our Energy Future. Energy requires forward planning. The legislative and regulatory framework underpinning Europeâ€™s energy market is an innovative landscape, constantly evolving and changing. All of our local distribution system operator (DSO) members,
In todayâ€™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,
Europeâ€™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.
Only a diverse energy industry can guarantee security of supply
Think global act local
GEODE represents more than
Our members distribute energy to more than
independent electricity and gas distribution companies from
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 membersâ€™ 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-
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 GEODEâ€™s influence invaluable in supporting the role of local distribution companies as active network operators in the European energy market.
GEODE Time Line
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.
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
2009 2007-2011 Anders Hedenstedt
Since 2011 Reinhard Brehmer
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
the Energy Forums of the European Commission including the Gas Regulatory Forum of Madrid, the Electricity Regulatory Forum of Florence and the Citizensâ€™
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 membersâ€™ 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
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
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
Dr. Joan Prat
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
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.
Dr. Götz Brühl
Dr. Henning MüllerTengelmann · Germany
GEODE in Europe Finland
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
Hungary Slovenia Serbia Bulgaria
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