Professor Sauer appointed as chairman of the board for the academies project “Energy Systems of the Future”


Prof. Dirk Uwe Sauer has been appointed as the new chairman of the board of the academies project “Energy Systems of the Future” (ESYS) since July 2017. The ESYS umbrella brings together experts from science and operations research from acatech - National Academy of Science and Engineering, the German National Academy of Sciences and the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities, to answer pressing questions on the future of energy. The project is led by a board of five directors and is chaired by Prof. Sauer.


The ESYS academies project creates courses of actions and advises politicians and other socially relevant groups on changes to energy systems. Academy participants and other national and international experts develop responses in interdisciplinary work groups, which are subsequently published in the series of publications for science-based policy advice. Acatech has taken the lead for the joint “Energy Systems of the Future” initiative.