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CEDEC press release : CEDEC President Feicht becomes German State Secretary for Energy on 1 February

PRESS RELEASE

CEDEC President Feicht becomes German State Secretary for Energy on 1 February

CEDEC Vice-President Oss provisionally takes over as President 

 

Brussels, 31January 2019 

CEDEC President and Wuppertal Stadtwerke CEO Andreas Feicht becomes the new permanent State Secretary for Energy in Germany, and resigns as CEDEC President, as from 1 February 2019.Former President and current Vice-President Rudi Oss, Dolomiti Energia, provisionally takes over as President until the election of a new CEDEC President at the next General Assembly in June 2019.

The German Federal Minister of Economics and Energy, Peter Altmaier, has appointed Andreas Feicht as permanent State Secretary for Energy in the German Ministry of Energy, with effect from 1 February 2019 onwards.

“My future tasks are challenging and exciting at the same time. A reliable, cost-efficient and sustainable energy supply not only in Germany but in the whole internal market is a prerequisite for growth and prosperity. Taking on this new challenge also means I have to resign from my functions within CEDEC - with great gratitude and pride in the visionary and efficient work we have completed together, in particular on the recently finalized Clean Energy Package”, states Mr Feicht.

“Our call for a ‘central role for decentralised energy systems’ is being heard more and more. This is also the result of the strong commitment of CEDEC’s active representatives of the local energy companies in Europe”, concludes Mr Feicht.

“I wish to congratulate Mr Feicht and wish him all success with the new and exceptional challenge, and evidently thank him for his contributions to the success of CEDEC over the last years as member of the Board and as President”, concludes Secretary General Gert De Block.

Former President and current Vice-President Rudi Oss, Dolomiti Energia S.p.A., will serve as President until the election of a new CEDEC President at the next General Assembly in June 2019.

 

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