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Kaja Rebane

Senior Associate
  • Carbon-Free Electricity

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


Boulder, CO