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Dr. Anna Krook-Riekkola

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Scholar, Fulbright Arctic Initiative; Associate Professor in Energy Engineering, Luleå University of Technology (LTU)

    Full Biography

    Anna Krook-Riekkola is Associate Professor in Energy Engineering at Luleå University of Technology (LTU), where she leads a research team within Comprehensive Energy System Modelling Her research is within system analysis, energy transition and modelling with focus on long-term energy and climate policy assessment. She teaches courses in Sustainable Energy Systems, Environmental System Analysis and Sustainable Development.  

    Krook-Riekkola has long experience in using system analysis and energy system optimization models (ESOM) to support decision makers on national, EU, regional and municipality level. She has worked with the ETSAP MARKAL/TIMES modelling framework since 2001, and has developed the TIMES-Sweden model, first within two EU projects (as a part of a European model) and then within her PhD project. Based on TIMES-Sweden, she has provided policy support to the Swedish Government (Krook-Riekkola 2016, Krook-Riekkola 2018).  Previous positions include senior researcher at EU-JRC in Petten, the Netherlands (2009-2011), and Skellefteå Kraft a municipality energy utility company working with power market strategies and municipality energy planning (1997-2001). She holds a PhD in in Energy Systems Technology from Chalmers University of Technology focused on Energy System Modelling for Supporting Energy and Climate Policy Decision‐making (2015), a Master of Science from the faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (1997), and an energy engineering degree from Umeå University (1993).