CEDEC Press Release : Dr. Florian Bieberbach (SWM) Re-elected as CEDEC Chairman


Dr. Florian Bieberbach (SWM)

Re-elected as CEDEC Chairman


Paris, 22 June 2022

Following the General Assembly of CEDEC in Paris today, CEDEC is happy to announce that Dr. Florian Bieberbach has been re-elected unanimously as Chairman of CEDEC, the European Federation of Local and Regional Energy Companies, for another term of 2 years. Mr Bieberbach is CEO of Stadtwerke München GmbH (SWM) and Member of the Energy Board of VKU (Verband kommunaler Unternehmen).

Mr Bieberbach has already been the acting Chairman of CEDEC since 2019 and was elected Chairman in 2020 for a first full 2-year mandate. His vision has been driving CEDEC’s strategy on the active role of local and integrated energy companies in the energy transition and has in particular supported the association’s advocacy activities during the ongoing negotiations of the Fit for 55 Package, searching for the right balance between climate ambitions, economic realities and citizen’s interests.

Mr Bieberbach thanked the CEDEC Board of Directors for the afresh confidence in his chairmanship and highlighted that “CEDEC is recognised as a strong partner to the European institutions and a passionate and respected advocate for a sustainable and fair energy transition. Local and regional energy companiesconnect their proximity to the citizens andcustomers with unique know-how on creating valuethrough local resources and throughintegrated energy systems.

Florian Bieberbach is an outstanding expert in the energy industry, and as CEO since 2013 he has been developing Stadtwerke München successfully and with an ambitious sustainability vision towards a model for the local energy company of the future.


CEDEC Background information


CEDEC is the European association of local and regional energy companies, active in Brussels since 1992. Recently its range of activities has been extended with local broadband.

CEDEC represents the interests of 2.000 local and regional companies, serving 100 million electricity, gas and district heating customers and broadband connections.

The predominantly medium-sized local and regional energy companies have developed activities in every part of the energy value chain. The wide range of services provided by these local utility companies is reliable, sustainable and close to the customer. Through their investments and local jobs, they make a significant contribution to local and regional economic development.