Annegret GROEBEL

Annegret GROEBEL

Head of Department International Relations / Postal Regulation, Bundesnetzagentur and President of the CEER

Dr. Annegret Groebel has studied economics at the University of Heidelberg and Paris-Dauphine and was a researcher at the University of Mannheim where she also got her doctorate in 1996.

Dr. Groebel has worked for the German Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Post since 1997 (renamed in 2005 to Bundesnetzagentur für Elektrizität, Gas, Telekommunikation, Post und Eisenbahnen [Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway]).

Dr. Groebel has held the post of Head of Section "International Co-ordination" in the German Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Post since 2001 and was promoted Head of Department International Relations/Postal Regulation in 2009.

She's been President of the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) since January 2019.

Annegret Groebel is also a member of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (UE) as well as of the OECD-Network of Economic Regulators. In November 2013 she was appointed for the first time to be a member of the NER Bureau (the Network of Economic Regulators is a Working Group of the OECD looking at cross-sectoral governance issues of economic regulators) supporting the NER Chair. Her term as NER Bureau member was renewed in 2015, 2018 and in 2020.

She also holds key positions at the Independent Regulators Group (IRG) and is actively involved in the work of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC). She is responsible for all contacts to other European and non-European regulatory bodies as well as for the contacts with the European Commission, ACER (Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators) in the energy field, ERG-Post and IRG Railways.

She has expertise in the European regulatory framework for electronic communications and implementation, as well as the regulatory framework for the internal energy market and the postal framework. She is lecturing at universities in Germany, the Florence School of Regula-tion (FSR) in Italy, and Switzerland. She is regularly publishing articles in the field of regulation and presenting at scientific and other conferences. She has advised public authorities on regulatory reform and sector specific regulation and participated in several Twinning Projects of the EU.

Online resources


Synthesis Patrice GEOFFRON, Annegret GROEBEL, Martin Cave, Elisa Kahl, Monique Coenraad – van der Zande, Wei Shiuen Ng, John Evans, Nisarg Hirani, «Synthèse | Regulatory Approaches and Tools to meet the Decarbonization Challenge», Read more


Synthesis Jen ABLITT, Ana BARRETO ALBUQUERQUE, Eric BROUSSEAU, Cristina CIFUENTES, Vanessa DA SILVA SANTOS, Annegret GROEBEL, Henri ISAAC, Sandy LAPOINTE, Jim FOX, Jean-Yves OLLIER, Anna PIETIKAINEN, Anne YVRANDE-BILLON, «Synthesis | Data collection, processing and publication», Read more
Annegret GROEBEL, «From Traditional to Clean Energy: Insights from the German Energiewende», Presented during the conference "Climate risks and regulation" Organised by the Club of Regulators in cooperation with the OECD Network of Economic Regulators | 17 April 2019 Read more
Synthesis Julie ANSIDEI, Anne-Lise BONTEMPS-CHANEL, Anna CRETI, Olivier DE BANDT, Catherine GAMPER, Annegret GROEBEL, Matteo RAVA, Myriam MERAD, Philippe TRAINAR, «Climate risks and regulation», Read more


Bryan ADEY, Jean-François DUCOING, Annegret GROEBEL, Michelle GROVES, Richard HOME, Issao HIRATA, Dominique JAMME, Michael ROBSON, Alan SUTHERLAND, Matthew WITTENSTEIN, «The Governance of Maintenance and Investment in Infrastructures», Read more
Annegret GROEBEL, «BNetzA’s role in energy infrastructure regulation and planning/permitting», Presented during the conference "The Governance of Maintenance and Investment in Infrastructures" Organised by the Club of Regulators in cooperation with the OECD Network of Economic Regulators | 10 April 2018 Read more


Annegret GROEBEL, «The Impact of Litigation on Economic Regulators », Presented during the conference "The regulator and its judge(s)" | 7 november 2017 Read more
Cid ARAGAO, Luigi CARBONE, Lorenzo CASULLO, Marie-Astrid DE BARMON, Tiago DE BARROS CORREIA, Annegret GROEBEL, Richard HOME, William E. KOVACIC , Montserrat RAMIRO XIMENEZ, Arnaud SEE, Jesus SERRANO LANDEROS, « The regulator and its judge(s)», Read more


Annegret GROEBEL, «Managing Entry and Competition in Regulated Industries – Comparison of 3 sectors (energy, telecoms, post)», Read more
Interview Annegret GROEBEL, «Managing Entry and Competition in Regulated Industries », Read more

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