Annegret Groebel

Remedies and Market Monitoring Working Group

The Remedies and Market Monitoring Working Group guides the effective and consistent implementation of remedies foreseen in the EECC and creates transparency through market monitoring. Therefore, it develops best regulatory practices, ensuring national regulators take a consistent approach to further developing the internal telecommunications market in Europe and national markets that are effectively competitive. The Working Group monitors the application of EU-wide regulations and works on data collection methodologies, such as KPIs to measure the progress towards the DDPP targets. The Working Group calculates the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) parameters to incentivise efficient investments into high-speed broadband networks with quality coverage, promote, and serve consumer interests to use fast internet access.

Dr Annegret Groebel is a Director of International Relations/Postal Regulation at the German Regulatory Authority for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway. Dr Groebel has worked for BNetzA since 1998. She has been CEER President since January 2019 and was a Vice-President of CEER as of 2012. She was appointed Vice-Chair of the International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER) in June 2020 (renewed in August 2023). She has also chaired the CEER Market Integrity and Transparency (MIT) Working Group since 2013. She is a member of the Board of Regulators of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). She has excellent knowledge of the European regulatory framework for electronic communications as well as the regulatory framework for the internal energy market and is actively involved in the work of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications. Since 2020 she has been Chair of the BEREC Office Advisory Group (BAG) and has been Co-Chair of the Remedies WG for many years. She is actively involved in the work of the European Regulators Group for Postal Services (ERGP) and IRG Rail. She holds the IRG Chair 2023 together with her colleague Prof. Dr Karsten Otte (Head of the Rail Regulation Department). She is also a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)  Network of Economic Regulators (NER) and its Bureau, a working group of the OECD looking at cross-sectoral governance issues of economic regulators. She has experience in advising public authorities on regulatory reform and sector specific regulation in numerous projects. 

Apart from her professional duties, she has also been lecturing for a considerable time on various subjects in the fields of economics, finance, social policy, trade policy and European Integration, as well as on the regulatory framework in the German and European telecommunications and energy markets at a variety of universities and vocational training academies in Germany, the FSR in Italy, and Switzerland. Dr Groebel is the author of various publications in the field of telecommunications and energy regulation. 

Dr Groebel has a doctoral degree in Economics from the University of Mannheim, an MA (Master of European Administrative Management) from FH Bund (Bruehl) and a Diploma in Economics from the University of Heidelberg.  


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