Experts and Advisory Board

Dr. Zsuzsanna Pató advises policymakers, advocates, think tanks, and other stakeholders on issues related to energy efficiency, power market design, demand response, and tariff design for RAP’s EU programme. She has extensive experience in power market regulatory issues and a proven project record at both the EU level and the regional level in Central and Eastern Europe and Southeastern Europe.

Before joining RAP, Dr. Pató worked as a researcher and senior researcher at the Regional Center for Energy Policy Research (REKK), a Budapest-based think tank. Her work focused on energy efficiency policy, renewable energy regulation, smart networks, power market modelling, and market design. 

Dr. Pató earned several postgraduate qualifications, including a master’s degree in economics from the Budapest University of Economics, a master’s in environmental science and policy from Central European University, and a doctorate in international relations from Central European University.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Eichhammer is Head of Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, as Professor for Energy Efficiency and Energy Systems Modelling at Utrecht University Netherlands, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development. He is a physicist with professional experience gathered in various countries of the European Union and world-wide in designing and evaluating energy efficiency and renewables policies as well as climate policies. Wolfgang is technical advisor to the EU-Commission on the implementation of EU Emission Trading (Benchmarking), the EU Effort Sharing Decision, the EU Directive on Energy Efficiency, among others. He is technical coordinator of the ODYSSEE-MURE project on energy efficiency indicators and policies ( He further provides advice to international organizations such as the World Bank, the International Energy Agency, the UNIDO etc. International experience in Asian countries (Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, South Korea), Central and Eastern European countries (Serbia, Russia), North Africa (Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria) and South/Central America (Mexico, Brazil, Chile).

Ernst Worrell (Ph.D.) is professor ‘Energy, Resources & Technological Change’ at Utrecht University (since 2008). From 2004 till 2010 he was Director Energy Use & Efficiency at Ecofys, an international sustainable energy consulting company. He was staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 1998 till 2008, leading the industrial energy assessment research. He is an internationally recognized expert on industrial energy efficiency. His has over 20 years experience in research and evaluation projects in industrial energy and material efficiency improvement, as well as waste management and processing. He has worked with chemical, oil refining, pulp & paper, iron & steel, cement, glass, food, and many other industries around the globe. He advises policy programs, policy makers, multi-laterals, and corporate decision makers. He is co-author of 4 IPCC reports, including the 4th Assessment Report, for which the IPCC received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He is (co-) author of over 300 publications.