Olga Khakova is a Senior Program Coordinator for USEA’s Energy Technology and Governance Program. She coordinates the Western Balkans’ market operators working group meetings and activities and manages project consultants and subcontractors.
Before joining the USEA team, Olga worked as a Program Director for a leading energy non-profit in the Midwest, The Climate + Energy Project (CEP). While at CEP she co-led the conception and development of the Clean Energy Business Council, a network of businesses seeking to capitalize on renewable energy resources in Kansas and the greater Kansas City area through legislative, regulatory, and educational solutions. In addition, she facilitated state-wide stakeholder engagement on energy issues, such as education and outreach on rate design dockets at the Kansas Corporation Commission. During her time at Bombardier Aerospace, Olga organized events and developed communications strategies in Brazil, Canada, China, and the U.S. for a distinguished human factors safety program, called Safety Standdown.
Olga has a Business Administration Degree from Wichita State University and a Professional Science Masters in Environmental Assessment from the University of Kansas. Originally from Ukraine, she is thrilled to be applying her expertise towards building a thriving energy future in Europe and Eurasia.