Utility regulators are in uncharted waters. States have launched a raft of proceedings to mitigate climate change, reform utility business models, and address other long-term priorities, only to find them blown off course by the worst pandemic the world has seen in a century. How can regulators navigate the COVID-19…
Kaja is a Senior Associate in RMI’s Carbon-Free Electricity Practice. She focuses on reforming utility regulatory policy and business models to reduce carbon emissions and promote a just transition to a clean energy future.
Prior to joining RMI, Kaja conducted econometric modeling and policy analysis at Pacific Economics Group Research. This work centered on performance-based regulation of electric and gas utilities, with special attention on ways to incentivize utilities to embrace distributed energy resources. She studied the adoption drivers of distributed solar photovoltaics for her MS and public understanding of climate change for her PhD, and is experienced in a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
PhD, Environment & Resources, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA, Agricultural & Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MS, Land Resources, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Graduate Certificate, Energy Analysis & Policy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BS, Biology, Stanford University