Anja Lapac joined the ESYS Project team in May 2020 as Coordinator Communications. Prior to this, she was an Online Editor at an Art College and worked for a specialist book publisher as PR- and Project Manager. Alongside her studies in art history and comparative literature she worked in several cultural institutions in the fields of Public Relations and the Arts.
Berit Erlach joined the ESYS Project Office in September 2013 and is mainly responsible for the topics of flexibility, decentralisation, raw materials and bioenergy. She is currently supporting the working group „Resilience of digitalized energy systems“. Previously, she worked as a research associate at the TU Berlin and wrote her doctoral thesis on bioenergy. After her graduation in energy and process engineering, she worked for three years in an engineering office in the fields of technical engineering and energy consulting.
With the initiative “Energy Systems of the Future” (ESYS), acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities provide impulses for the debate on the challenges and opportunities of the German energy transition. The Academies’ Project assembles more than 100 experts from science and research to develop policy options for the implementation of a secure, affordable and sustainable energy supply. ESYS was launched in April 2013 and will be funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) until February 2022. For this project, acatech is the lead institution.