Carmen Gimeno

Job Title
Secretary General

Carmen Gimeno is the Secretary General of GEODE, the European association representing the interests of 1200 private and public energy companies for both electricity and gas in 15 European countries. She is also a Managing Partner at Verdia Legal in Barcelona, where she has been working since 1995. Her expertise in energy law is built upon over 20 years of experience in this field.
Ms Gimeno holds a Law degree from the University of Barcelona (1992). In 1993, she became a Member of the Bar Association of Barcelona. In the same year, she earned a postgraduate degree in Business Management Techniques at the Business Studies School of the University of Barcelona. She also studied Political Science and Sociology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and completed a study period within an Erasmus Programme at Ruprecht-Karls Universität in Heidelberg, Germany, specialising in International and Community Law (1990-1991).

June 13, 2023Panel Discussion: How to Speed Up Energy Transition

June 14, 2023Welcome and Introduction

June 14, 2023Panel Discussion



Distributed Energy Resources & Consumer Empowering

Wednesday, June 14, 2023, 09:00 am - 10:30 am

ICM München Room 13 A

Our European energy system is undergoing a major transformation, moving towards decentralization with increased penetration of distributed energy resources (DERs) connected to the grid, such as PV solar, battery storage, and EVs. While DERs provide clear benefits such as limiting costs, reducing CO2 emissions, and helping to empower consumers, there are still challenges to overcome to develop DERs to their full potential. This session will focus on best practices and innovative projects, both from a grid and user perspective (e.g. energy communities) and we will discuss how the regulatory framework can be improved to facilitate the penetration of DERs and active participation from consumers.


How to Speed up the Energy Transition

Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 11:30 am - 01:00 pm

ICM München Room 13 A

Having a look at the energy transition today, we know very well where we are. But in order to find out what is needed to achieve the targets, we need to have a clear picture of what a future system may look like. What is the amount of load, what are the different kinds of generation, and what are the system needs for granting a reliable energy supply. In this session, we will have a look at what the future transmission and distribution systems may look like. We really have to speed up our efforts if we are going to reach our targets! During the panel discussion, key industry stakeholders involved in shaping the energy industry of the future will share their opinions and ideas.

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