Joachim Gruber joined EnBW Group in 1999. He worked for the IT department and the COO office. From 2008 to 2011 he was a manager at EDF SA (France) ? responsible for the IT-Hardware Procurement Strategy. Since 2011 he works again for EnBW. He coordinates the Smart Meter activities throughout the group and represents EnBW in federations such as BDEW, FNN and Eurelectric. He runs the FNN expert team ?Smart Meter - Systems and Processes?. During the governmental hearings for the ?cost-benefit-analysis? of the smart-meter roll-out he was the spokesperson of EnBW. He is co-author of the ?traffic-light-concept? of BDEW.