GIE is the voice of the gas infrastructure operators of Europe.
We represent operators working and innovating with renewable and low-carbon molecules, including hydrogen, biomethane, natural gas and synthetic gases.
Our activities are scoped under 3 columns:
transmission pipelines, storage facilities and LNG terminals.
The association was formally established on 10 March 2005 as a legally independent and non-profit association with official articles of association.
Its Secretariat is based in Brussels, at the heart of the European quarter in Brussels, Avenue de Cortenbergh 100.
The President of GIE is Torben Brabo, who as well holds the position of Senior Vice President of the International Relations in Energinet Group, the Danish national transmission system operator for electricity and gas.
The Secretary-General is Boyana Achovski, who leads the GIE team daily and coordinates the association’s activities across Europe.
Effective communication and our engagement in the political decision-making processes enable GIE to strengthen the development of the European gas infrastructure operators. By doing so, we pave the pathway towards a cleaner and more sustainable future for all.
GIE’s mission comprise, but it is not limited to:
Our vision is that by 2050, the gas infrastructure (pipelines, storage assets and LNG terminals) will be the backbone of the new innovative energy system. We are here to deliver the cleanest, most secure, efficient and sustainable energy supply for the European citizens and industries.
Our goal is to be the voice in Europe of the gas infrastructure operators and to ensure GIE is the go-to destination for the EU and international stakeholders, as well as Brussels-based and international media.
To achieve this, GIE works to:
The interests of the gas infrastructure business are our number one priority.
A healthy work environment is what makes us deliver top-class results.
GIE is the umbrella organisation for its three subdivisions
GTE – Gas Transmission Europe
representing the Transmission System Operators (TSO)
GLE – Gas LNG Europe
representing the LNG Terminal Operators (LSO)
GSE – Gas Storage Europe
representing the Storage System Operators (SSO)
The management of the classical natural gas market we see to be developed under the Natural Gas Area. The existing market and its regulatory design are very mature and requires its own focus. Markets in some regions should be finalised, and the CCE/SEE prospects should have more focus
Relation with ACER/CEER and policymakers (ad-hoc) on natural gas
We introduce a new area, the Hydrogen Area, where the role of new gases on a wholesale level will be tackled more in depth. Such change is born from the EC decarbonization process, the EC System Integration and Hydrogen strategies.
The technical work addressed so far under the System Operation Area, together with the GIE Maps and Transparency will be covered under the existing System Operation and Development Area.