Who is CEDEC?

The European Federation of Local and Regional Energy Companies (CEDEC), located in Brussels, represents the interests of 2000 local and regional energy and broadband companies, serving 100 million electricity, gas and district heating customers and broadband connections, with more than 350.000 employees, and with a total turnover of €120 billion.

CEDEC was founded in 1992 in Brussels and has been actively advocating the interests of local and regional companies active in the fields of electricity, gas, district heating and broadband at European level.

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.

CEDEC General Policy Priorities 2020-2024

  • Decentralised is the new normal - Local and digital, close to citizens and customers Technological developments and digitalisation go hand in hand to unlock the potential of local sustainable resources. Bringing the options close to citizens will contribute to the involvement of local communities in the energy transition.
  • Make sectoral integration happen - locally - Linking electricity with gas, heat and transport Stop silo-thinking: sectoral integration and sector coupling are essential elements in any cost-efficient and energy-efficient strategy to respect the Paris Agreement.
  • From natural gas to renewable and decarbonised gases - Realising the potential On the road to full decarbonisation, gases or ‘molecules’ will continue to play a key role to decrease CO2 emissions, to ensure seasonal storage and to contribute to a cost-efficient and affordable energy transition.
  • Sustainable financing - Transforming energy infrastructures European legislation on sustainable financing will orient investors towards sustainable energy infrastructures and projects, through the establishment of sustainability criteria.
  • The digital energy (r)evolution - Opportunities and challenges for all stakeholders Intelligent grids, communicating meters, platform revolutions, data accessibility, flexibility of energy demand, as well as integration of renewables and active customers will all be enabled and enhanced by digitalisation.
  • A just and inclusive transition - Getting all on board Regions and citizens start the transition journey with a different inheritance: getting and keeping all on board must be an evident goal for the Energy Union