Elena Krieger, PhD, is the director of research at PSE Healthy Energy, where she oversees the organization’s scientific research efforts. Dr. Krieger joined PSE in 2013 to launch the organization’s work on clean energy. Her research focuses on accelerating the transition to clean and renewable energy resources, and developing transition pathways that realize health, environmental, equity, and resilience co-benefits. Her recent work includes analyzing the integration of energy storage and other distributed energy resources to reduce greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant emissions and increase resilience and clean energy access for underserved communities. She has characterized operational, emissions, health, air quality, and environmental justice measures for power plants across the country, including analysis on opportunities to replace peaker power plants with energy storage. Dr. Krieger has authored numerous peer-reviewed and technical reports, developed interactive data visualization tools, and served on various technical and scientific advisory panels.

Dr. Krieger received her PhD from the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, where her research focused on optimizing energy storage in renewable energy systems. She currently serves on the California Energy Commission’s Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group and on the board of the Carbon Lighthouse Association. Krieger holds an AB in Physics and Astronomy & Astrophysics from Harvard University.