CEDEC, the European Federation of Local Energy Companies, represents the interests of more than 1500 local and regional energy companies - mostly in public hands - serving 85 million electricity and natural gas customers & connections, with an annual turnover of 120 billion € in ten European countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.
These predominantly medium-sized local and regional energy companies have developed activities as electricity and heat generators, electricity and gas distribution grid & metering operators and energy (services) suppliers. Local energy companies provide services which are reliable, sustainable and close to the consumer. By employing ca. 350 000 people and through their investments, they make a significant contribution to local and regional economic development.
As shareholders and management are close to their customers they are carefully considering their interests with attention during all decision-making processes.
CEDEC was founded in 1992 in Brussels and has been actively advocating the interests of its membership towards decision-makers and other shareholders in European Union policy-making processes.