In a dynamic and developing energy market, immediate, efficient and competent action is required in many areas. GEODE has set up a number of members’ Working Groups, each focusing on a specific area, to build expertise and to closely follow and comment on new developments.

GEODE benefits from a wide range of members’ expertise and publishes reports on concrete issues that build the foundation of the associations’ proactive strategy.

GEODE Working Groups

GEODE WG Innovation & Development

Chairman: David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association (UK)

  • EC Task Force for the Implementation of Smart Grids
  • Flexibility
  • Smart Metering and Data Handling
  • Storage, Self-Consumption, E-Vehicles
  • Smart Cities
  • R&D

Relevant links:

Overview – Smart Grids, European Commission
European Commission Smart Grids Task Force

GEODE WG TSO-DSO Cooperation & Network Codes

Chairman: Paul Fidler, Director of Operations and Safety, Health and Environment, Energy Networks Association (UK)

  • GEODE Messages to the EC Electricity Regulatory Forum (Florence Forum)
  • The Development and Implementation of Network Codes
  • TSO-DSO Cooperation – Roles and Responsabilities, Data Management

Relevant links:

European Commission Electricity Regulatory Forum, Florence
Network Codes, Overview, ENTSO-E


  • GEODE Messages to the EC Gas Regulatory Forum (Madrid Forum)
  • Green Gas
  • The Development and Implementation of Network Codes
  • DSO-TSO Cooperation

Relevant links:

European Commission Gas Regulatory Forum
ENTSO-G Website

GEODE WG Regulation

Chairman: Kenneth Hänninen, Director, Finnish Energy (FI)

  • Review of Tariff Structures
  • Cost-Reflective Regulation
  • DSO Regulatory Framework allowng Investments and engaging in R&D

Relevant links:

European Commission Study on Tariff Design for Distribution Systems

GEODE WG Customer Dialogue

Chairman: Roland Tropper, Managing Director, EVME (AT)

  • Investigating the best practices about the relationships between utilities and their customers

Relevant links:

EC Citizens’ Energy Forum
Interim Report on Consumers as Energy Market Agents
Consumer Rights and Protection