Andrea Kraj

Smart Cities Begin With You


Distributed generation and smart grid applications are poised to make important contributions to clean tech and remote communities. Still, three billion people do not have access to electricity. Intelligent energy system simulation and optimization can help communities make informed decisions about their energy investments to build smart cities and smart countries.


Dr. Andrea Kraj is a practicing professional engineer with 16 years of experience in multi-renewable energy systems and smart grid technology for smart cities and island energy networks. Her work helps island nations bring electricity to rural areas and reduce their dependence on fossil fuels.

Andrea is passionate about community renewable energy, smart cities, smart grid, remote power systems, energy policy and sustainability. She is a pioneer in developing sophisticated computer modeling and simulation of advanced energy systems, to support the design, operation and optimization of multi-renewable energy systems with storage for micro-grid networks.