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Dr. Patrick Graichen

Executive Director (until December 2021)

Patrick Graichen helped build Agora Energiewende in 2012, initially as its Deputy Director; from 2014 to December 2021 he headed the think tank in the capacities of Executive Director. During his tenure he ceaselessly gave the right impetus to the policy governing the Climate & Energy in Germany, Europe and other international communities, among other things, concerning power market design, expansion of renewable energies, consensus on coal, thermal energy transition and industrial policies relating to energy turnaround. As in the past, he continues to be constantly in touch with many players, exchanging views on the policies linked to Climate & Energy. In 2018, he was adjudged the Energy Manager of the year by the journal Energie & Management on behalf of a jury.