WARNING: As this organisation lists one or more EP accredited lobbyists, it is highly improbable that its lobbying costs are lower than €10,000.
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200,000€ - 299,999€
Lobbyists declared: 1.5 FTE (2)
WARNING: The number of full time equivalent lobbyists declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.
Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 2
Meetings with European Commission: 8
Lobbying costs over the years:
Registration on EU Transparency Register
Goals / Remit
Centrica is an international energy and services company with a strategy built around the customer. Everything we do is focused on satisfying the changing needs of our customers. We supply energy and energy-related services to over 25 million customer accounts in the UK, Ireland and North America, through strong brands such as British Gas, Bord Gáis and Direct Energy - supported by 12,000 engineers and technicians.
We are developing new and innovative products and services for customers globally:
- Our Connected Home business has developed products such as the Hive smart thermostat, plugs, sensors, lights and camera, which are now also available in Italy thanks to the partnership with Eni Gas&Luce.
- Through our Distributed Energy & Power business we offer integrated energy solutions for commercial and industrial customers, including flexible generation, energy management systems, and battery storage. In the power sector, Centrica owns three gas-fired power stations in England and Wales. We also have a 20% interest in eight UK nuclear power stations. As part of our distributed generation activities, we acquired ENER-G Cogen in 2016, an established supplier and operator of combined heat and power (CHP) solutions. Moreover, in November 2017, we acquired REstore, the Europe’s leading demand response aggregator, managing a portfolio of industrial and commercial customers across Belgium, the UK, France and Germany.
- Our Energy, Marketing & Trading business operates in LNG trading, route-to-market, optimisation and risk-management for customers with decentralised generation assets. As part of this, Centrica plc acquired Neas Energy in 2016. Since then, we continue to expand our route-to-market offering across Europe and now serve customers who own decentralised assets with installed capacity of over 11,8 GW across a range of energy generation (of which 8.88 GW are renewable assets).
- Exploration & Production also continues to play an important role in our portfolio. In 2017, we created a joint venture with Bayerngas Norge, now operating under name of Spirit Energy in UK, Norwegian, Dutch and Danish waters. Spirit Energy is now one of Europe’s leading independent E&P operators, with production of around 47mmboe in 2018, and assets in the UK, the Netherlands and Norway.
Centrica aims to contribute to the debate between all stakeholders on the development of public policy on issues that directly affect the energy sector and on wider issues affecting the environment and economic prosperity. Areas of direct interest include Energy Union, EU climate policy, single market in electricity and gas, retail energy markets, financial regulation, security of supply policy, renewables, energy efficiency, Emissions Trading, air quality policy, research and innovation policy, consumer rights, data protection, cyber security and the implementation of the Digital Single Market.
Millstream Maidenhead Road Maidenhead Road
Windsor SL4 5GD,
Tel: 44 01753 494000
Rue de la Science 14A
Tel: 32 2 286 1158
Lobbyists with EP accreditation
Person in charge of EU relations
Person with legal responsibility
Centrica is a member of the following associations and networks engaged in EU Policy:
• EFET (European Federation of Energy Traders)
• Energy UK
• IETA (International Emissions Trading Association)
• COGEN Europe
• Solar Power Europe
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Meetings with European Commission8 meetings found.
The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.
- 11 Apr 2018 - Commissioner Günther Oettinger - UK-EU relationship post-BREXIT (DG Digital Economy)
- 13 Sep 2017 - Commissioner Günther Oettinger - digitisation of energy sector (DG Digital Economy)
- 20 Apr 2017 - Commissioner Günther Oettinger - digitising energy (DG Digital Economy)
- 23 Mar 2017 - Manuel Szapiro - Clean Energy Package (DG Energy Union)
- 26 Jan 2016 - Manuel Szapiro - Energy Union / UK (DG Energy Union)
- 26 Jan 2016 - Yvon Slingenberg Maria Cristina Lobillo Borrero - Policy challenges relevant to European energy utilities (DG Climate & Energy)
- 06 Oct 2015 - Director-General Dominique Ristori - European energy policies (DG Energy)
- 16 Sep 2015 - Joachim Balke - Power Market Design/ Security of Gas Supply (DG Climate & Energy)