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Technical project leader:
Paul Van Tichelen
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol

The study team consists of the following partners:

VITO, The Flemish Institute for Technological research (Belgium), is a renowned European research centre in the field of Energy, Environment and sustainable materials management. that has already developed Ecodesign Directive Preparatory studies as input to the development of implementing measures for several product groups for the European Commission and advises regional and federal Belgian authorities on green public procurement policy and criteria development and life cycle analysis. Paul Van Tichelen from VITO was also the project leader and main author of the preparatory study on distribution and power transformers (LOT 2) completed in January 2011.

Waide Strategic Efficiency Ltd (WSE), is a UK based technical and policy consultancy that has staff with 25 years of experience in all aspects of international product policy development both within the EU and all the world’s major economies. Since its foundation in 2012 it has conducted some 24 studies concerned with product policy and implementation. In 2014 Paul Waide prepared for the European Copper Institute the PROPHET II report on ‘The potential for global energy savings from high-efficiency distribution transformers', which is the leading global reference study on transformer energy efficiency. He also has a leading role in the recently launched INTAS (Industrial and tertiary product Testing and Application of Standards) H2020 project, which is supporting national MSAs to develop Ecodesign market surveillance and compliance activities for large transformers and industrial fans.

TNO, the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO, was founded by law in 1932 to enable business and government to apply knowledge. As an organisation regulated by public law, we are independent: not part of any government, university or company. TNO has a staff of 3,000 professionals.