EDSO for Smart Grids

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

100,000€ - 199,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.75 Fte (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

3

High-level Commission meetings

18

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    EDSO for Smart Grids   (E.DSO)

    EU Transparency Register

    952322311484-70 First registered on 01 Jul 2013

    Goals / Remit

    European Distribution System Operators - E.DSO is gathering leading European Distribution System Operators for Electricity – cooperating to shape smart grids for the future.

    E.DSO is the key-interface between the leading electricity distribution system operators and the European institutions and stakeholders. E.DSO promotes the development and large-scale testing of smart grid technologies in real-life situations, new market designs and regulation.

    Main EU files targeted

    Fit for 55 package (incl. the Renewable Energy Directive, the Energy Efficiency Directive, the Regulation on Alternative Fuels Infrastructure, the Directive on Emissions Trading Scheme), and the Strategy for Digitalisation of the Energy Sector.

    Address

    Head Office
    Rue de la Loi 82
    Brussel 1040
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Rue de la Loi 82
    Brussel 1040
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    5

    Employment timeLobbyists
    50%2
    25%3

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    1.75

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    3 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 23 Feb 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Tzeni VARFI 14 Dec 2023 13 Dec 2024
    Mr Charles ESSER 06 Dec 2023 05 Dec 2024
    Mr Roberto Zangrandi 12 Oct 2023 22 Dec 2023
    Ms Anita Alessandra GIANELLI 09 Jun 2023 07 Jun 2024
    Ms Tzeni VARFI 10 Nov 2022 10 Nov 2023
    Mr Roberto Zangrandi 31 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2023
    Ms Anita Alessandra GIANELLI 09 Jun 2022 09 Jun 2023
    Mr Sebastian GISBERT-MADZIAR 09 Jun 2022 21 Sep 2022
    Mr Alessandro MASIELLO 05 Feb 2022 30 Mar 2022
    Ms Tzeni VARFI 10 Sep 2021 10 Sep 2022
    Mr Dragomir RADOYTSEV 07 Sep 2021 30 Mar 2022
    Ms Ginevra FIGINI 07 Sep 2021 05 Feb 2022
    Mr Roberto Zangrandi 07 Sep 2021 31 Aug 2022
    Mr Henning Twickler 12 Feb 2020 14 Nov 2020
    Ms Katarzyna Maria ZAWADZKA 29 Jan 2020 29 Jan 2021
    Mr Roberto Zangrandi 09 Jan 2020 09 Jan 2021
    Mr Boris CHEREMETEFF 09 Jan 2020 09 Jan 2021
    Mr Roberto Zangrandi 11 Jan 2019 09 Jan 2020
    Ms Aurore TIFFEAU 12 Oct 2019 01 Nov 2020
    Mr Julian LASINGER 04 Sep 2019 22 Dec 2019
    Mr Henning Twickler 08 Feb 2019 08 Feb 2020
    Roberto Zangrandi 11 Jan 2019 07 Jan 2020
    Ms Aurore TIFFEAU 21 Apr 2018 20 Apr 2019
    Mr Christian Buchel 27 Mar 2018 27 Mar 2019
    Mr Henning Twickler 24 Feb 2018 08 Feb 2019
    Roberto Zangrandi 11 Jan 2018 09 Jan 2019
    Mr Florian GONZALEZ 09 Sep 2017 08 Sep 2018
    Ms Elena-Aura Caramizaru 12 May 2017 09 May 2018
    Mr Christian Buchel 21 Feb 2017 18 Feb 2018
    Mr Henning Twickler 02 Feb 2017 03 Feb 2018
    Roberto Zangrandi 04 Jan 2017 03 Jan 2018
    Mr Florian GONZALEZ 05 Sep 2016 02 Sep 2017
    Mr Florian Chapalain 14 Apr 2016 06 Sep 2016
    Ms Elena-Aura Caramizaru 14 Apr 2016 13 Apr 2017
    Ms Ana Aguado 07 Apr 2016 04 Jan 2017
    Roberto Zangrandi 08 Jan 2016 04 Jan 2017
    Mr Francesco MANCINI 08 Oct 2015 06 Jan 2016
    Mr Vaclav JANOUSEK 09 Sep 2015 07 Oct 2015
    Ms Victoria GERUS 04 Sep 2015 17 Feb 2016
    Mr Florian Chapalain 03 Sep 2015 14 Apr 2016
    Ms Ana Aguado 08 Oct 2014 06 Oct 2015
    Ms Joana Miguens Cancela de Abreu 13 Jan 2015 03 Sep 2015
    Mr Roberto Zangrandi 16 Jan 2015 14 Jan 2016
    Mrs Joana Miguens Cancela de Abreu 13 Jan 2015 27 Jan 2015
    Mrs Ana Aguado 08 Oct 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Mr Florian Chapalain 24 Jul 2014 22 Jul 2015
    Mrs Joana Miguens Cancela de Abreu 13 Dec 2013 12 Dec 2014

    Complementary Information

    E.DSO Secretary General (25%) and E.DSO Principal (50%) and E.DSO Policy Advisor (50%) are the persons directly involved in representation activities.

    Other colleagues are involved in representation activities more on an ad-hoc and back-up basis (we are a small team and need to keep some flexibility).

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    European Energy Forum

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant SPRING 21,720€
    Grant EUniversal 42,022€
    Grant Interconnect 13,559€
    Grant EDDIE 153,227€
    Grant Int:net 74,044€
    Grant FLOW 28 878.87 28,879€
    Grant BeFlexible 114,784€
    Grant Platone 50,544€
    Grant OneNet 37,503€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Smart Grids Task Force #E02892#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=2892 #Member #C#Industry

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Green new deal#Anti-racism and diversity

    Communication activities

    E.DSO Policy documents
    • 31 January 2022 - E.DSO Statement On Provisional TEN-E Regulation
    • 2 February 2022 - E.DSO Suggested Amendments To The Fit For 55 Package
    • 22 February 2022 - E.DSO Reaction To The Parliament’s Draft Reports On The EED, RED And AFIR
    • 11 April 2022 - E.DSO Policy Brief On REPowerEU
    • 10 May 2022 - E.DSO Reaction To ITRE Proposed Amendments To Energy Efficiency Directive
    • 11 May 2022 - E.DSO Reaction To ITRE Proposed Amendments To Renewable Energy Directive
    • 12 May 2022 - The “Wholesale Electricity Market Design 2.0”? Statement By E.DSO
    • 19 May 2022 - REPowerEU: EU Wants To Break Free From Fossil Gas Dependency
    • 27 June 2022 - E.DSO Position Paper On EU Hydrogen And Decarbonised Gas Market Package
    • 6 July 2022 - Best Practices – DSOs Enhancing Customer Empowerment
    • 14 July 2022 - The Value Of The Digital Transformation: Opportunities For DSOs
    • 17 July 2022 – Paper on Unlocking The Potential Of The Grid Edge For DSOs
    • 9 November 2022 - E.DSO Reaction To The Parliament Position On The Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR)
    • 24 November 2022 - E.DSO Preliminary Assessments Of The Emergency Measures To Accelerate Permitting Rules For Renewables
    Joint positions
    • 7 march 2022 - Joint Position On Fit For 55 By E.DSO, GEODE And Eurelectric
    • 15 April 2022 Joint Position Paper On The F-Gas Regulation Revision
    • 16 June 2022 - Joint Declaration On Aspects Related To The Upcoming EU Action Plan On Digitalizing The Energy Sector
    • 28 September 2022 – 2nd Joint Declaration On The Upcoming EU Action Plan On Digitalisation Of The Energy Sector
    • 19 October 2022 - Avoiding An Untimely And Prescriptive F-Gas Regulation Revision
    Consultations
    • 17 January 2022 - E.DSO Final Response To Digitalisation Of The Energy Sector Consultation
    • 1 March 2022 - E.DSO Publishes Feedback Response To The Energy Performance Of Buildings Directive
    • 9 May 2022 - E.DSO Feedback To Data Act
    • 25 July 2022 – E.DSO response to the Public Consultation – Framework Guideline On Demand Response
    Strategic documents
    • 29 September 2022 - E.DSO Strategic Statements On Grid Investments
    • 19 October 2022 - E.DSO Athens Declaration
    • 25 November 2022 - SolarPower Europe And E.DSO Join Forces To Call For A Stronger European Distribution Grid
    • 12 December 2022 - EU Commission, E.DSO And Energy Stakeholders Converge On Joint Common Principles For Enhanced Consumer Protection This Winter
    Policy Events:
    • 30 March 2022 – E.DSO internal workshop focusing on distribution tariff structures
    • 22 November 2022: Joint event with DG ENER and DG CNECT on Digitalisation of the Energy Sector

    Podcasts https://edsoforsmartgrids.eu/podcast
    • 28 January 2022 - The Recast of the Renewable Energy Directive and DSOs
    • 14 March 2022 Alternative Fuels Infrastructure & DSOs
    • 4 April 2022 - Digitalisation of the distribution grids
    • 16 May 2022 - What is in a name? – (Climate) resilience for DSOs
    • 14 July 2022 - DSO path to grid modernisation: is it a bed of roses?
    • 30 September 2022 - Energy Storage and DSOs - A major game changer in the future of electricity grids
    • 18 November 2022 - Interoperability and distribution grids - a diamond in the rough?
    • 2 December 2022 - The 5th EU electricity market reform – A renewable attempt or total revamp?

    Policy contribution to external events: (here are more but I need to screen the activity log)
    • 2-3 June 2022 _ CIRED event in Porto
    • 28 November-1 December – ENLIT Frankfurt

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    18 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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