Council of the Agora

In the Council of the Agora, key stakeholders in the energy policy debate come together on a regular basis. The Council is a place of open and honest discussion and exchange – underpinned by scientific expertise.

Thereby we want to help promote new models for solutions to the key challenges of the Energiewende.

So that members of the Council of the Agora can discuss openly and honestly with each other, the non-public meetings take place under Chatham House Rules. This means that spoken expressions made during the meetings will not be quoted with the name of the speaker.

Chairmanship and Management

Dr. Hans-Joachim Ziesing
Managing Director, AG Energiebilanzen
Member of the Commission of the Federal Government to Monitor the Energiewende

Dr. Patrick Graichen
Executive Director Agora Energiewende

Federal Policy

Andreas Feicht
State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Jochen Flasbarth
State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety

Mark Helfrich MP
Member of the Committee for Economic Affairs and Energy, CDU/CSU-Parliamentary Group

Oliver Krischer MP
Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Group of Alliance 90/The Greens 

Johann Saathoff MP
Coordinator for Eneryg Policy of the SPD-Parliamentary Group

Michael Theurer MP
Deputy Chairman of the FDP-Parliamentary Group

State-Level Politics 

Christian Pegel MP
Minister for Energy, Infrastructure and Rural Development of the State of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania

EU Authority

Mechthild Wörsdörfer
Deputy Director-General – Coordination of the just and green energy transition, DG ENER, European Commission

Federal Authorities

Jochen Homann
President of the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur)

Labor Unions

Wolfgang Lemb
Executive Member of the Management Board of IG Metall

Michael Vassiliadis
Chairman of IG BCE

Environmental Organisations

Antje von Broock
Managing Director Politics & Communications at Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND)

Consumer Associations

Udo Sieverding
Member of the Board of the Consumer Association of North Rhine-Westphalia

Grid Networks

Manon van Beek
CEO of TenneT TSO GmbH

Power-Intensive Companies

Dr. Erk Thorsten Heyen
Senior Vice President of Wacker Chemie AG

Renewable Energy Industry Sector

Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath
Chief Executive Officer of RWE Renewables GmbH (till August 2021)

Lothar Schulze
Head of Political Affairs of Windwärts Energie GmbH

Energy Industry

Kerstin Andreae
Chairwoman of the Executive Board of the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW)

Klaus-Dieter Maubach
CEO of Uniper SE

Regional Energy Suppliers

Dr. Florian Bieberbach
Chairman oft he Management Board of Stadtwerke München GmbH

Dr. Holger Krawinkel
Head of Customer Experience of MVV Energie AG


Prof. Dr. Andreas Löschel
Chair of Microeconomics with a Focus on Energy and Resource Economics, University of Münster

Latest Update: 18/10/2021

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