The von der Leyen Commission: : for a Union that strives for more
On 10 September, President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her team and the new structure of the next European Commission. The new College will have eight Vice-Presidents, including the High-Representative of the Union for Foreign Policy and Security Policy (Josep Borrell).
The "Energy" portfolio goes to Kadri Simson from Estonia, while Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans (Netherlands) has been entrusted with coordinating the work on the European Green Deal.
More about the composition of the new College here.
Finland takes over the presidency of the Council of the EU
Finland's presidency of the Council of the EU started today, 1 July 2019. More information about the rotating presidency of the Council as well as key documents of Finland's presidency are available at this link.
Council adopts new rules on open data and the reuse of public‑sector information
On 6 June 2019, the Council of the EU adopted new rules on open data and the reuse of public-sector information. More details are available in this Council press release.
Ditte Juul Jørgensen appointed Director-General for Energy
as of 1 August 2019
The European Commission has appointed Ms Ditte Juul Jørgensen, currently Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, to the position of Director-General for Energy as of 1 August. She will replace Dominique Ristori, who will retire on 31 July.
Council adopts the remaining files on electricity market and ACER
On 22 May 2019, the Council of the EU adopted the remaing files on electricity market design and Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators, thus completing the "Clean Energy for All" package. Read the Council press release here.
European Parliament adopts four new laws on the EU electricity market
On 26 March 2019, the European Parliament adopted four new laws on the EU electricity market, agreed informally with EU ministers in late 2018, hereby concluding the Clean Energy for All Europeans package.
More details are available in this European Parliament press release.
European Parliament approves the provisional agreement on the EU Cybersecurity Act
In its session of 12 March 2019, the plenary of the European Parliament approved the provisional agreement on the EU Cybersecurity Act. More about the EU Cybesecurity Act at this link.
ITRE committee approves provisional agreement on the PSI Directive
On 19 February, the ITRE Committee of the European Parliament approved the provisional agreement with the Council on Re-use of public sector information directive. The results of the vote are available here.
GEODE Report: DSOs transforming the customer experience
BRUSSELS, 7 May 2019 – Today, at its annual Spring Seminar, GEODE launched a new report on Distribution System Operators (DSOs) and the customer interface, proposing a new vision on "Distribution System Operators transforming the customer experience". Commenting on the report, Roland Tropper, chair of GEODE's Customer Dialogue Working Group said: "This report illustrates how, with an enhanced communications perspective, the DSO is able to actively create value for the customer and thereby offer a number of direct benefits from a distribution grid connection, creating a win-win situation for both the connected customer and the DSO."
Press Release: A toolbox for TSOs and DSOs to make use of new system and grid services
Today, 16 April 2019, the European associations representing the distribution system operators (DSOs) – CEDEC, E.DSO for Smart Grids, Eurelectric and GEODE – as well as ENTSO-E, representing the transmission system operators (TSOs), launch a report on the development and integration of new flexibility services in the electricity system and market. Their common report entitled "An integrated approach to Active System Management" is available for download here. Read our joint press release at this link.
Joint Statement from the DSO Associations on the proposal to revise the TEN-E Guidelines
Following the European Parliament's proposal to open for revision the Trans-European Networks-Energy (TEN-E) Regulation (347/2013), the four associations representing DSOs at EU level — CEDEC, E.DSO, eurelectric and GEODE — welcome this proposal and put forward a few key points for the consideration of the EU institutions in their trilogue negotiations. Read our joint statement at this link.
GEODE welcomes deal for an Energy Market Design for Europe
GEODE welcomes the deal reached on the Clean Energy Package and congratulates the co-legislators on the dedication and competence they have demonstrated throughout the process. There now is a regulatory framework to keep Europe on track to accomplish the energy transition and reach our climate and energy goals, paving the way towards deep decarbonisation until 2030 and beyond. The full statement is available here.
Joint response to European Commission vision for a climate neutral economy
In accordance with the UNFCCC Paris Agreement, the European Commission has issued A European strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy. We, the members of eleven energy sector associations, welcome the Commission's vision. Read our response in full here.
GEODE Autumn Seminar 2019
Registration and programme here.
European Utility Week 2019
More information and registration here.
GEODE Working Groups
INNOVATION & DEVELOPMENT
Barcelona, 17 September 2019
TSO-DSO COOPERATION & NETWORK CODES
Brussels, 30 September 2019
Brussels, 10 October 2019
Brussels, 15 October 2019