New AtlanticistOct 3, 2022
How the West can thwart the next energy pipeline attack
By Olga Khakova, Paddy Ryan, and Elina Carpen
Infrastructure protection, monitoring, and diversification can minimize the risk of future attacks and ensure security of supply as winter approaches.
In-Depth Research & ReportsSep 21, 2022
Bolstering energy security in Northeastern Europe through transatlantic cooperation
By Richard L. Morningstar, Olga Khakova, Paddy Ryan
Northeastern Europe has already made efforts to end its reliance on Russian energy supplies. It is the perfect region for the US and allies to prove that de-Russification and decarbonization of the energy sector can occur in tandem.
MarkupSep 15, 2022
What’s next for European energy security? Our experts decipher the State of the European Union Address.
By Atlantic Council experts
Ursula von der Leyen's speech focused on energy and strategic decoupling of supply chains amid Russia's war in Ukraine, but didn't delve into common defense.
Olga Khakova is the deputy director for European energy security at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center, where she manages transatlantic energy initiatives. Before joining the Atlantic Council, Khakova was a senior program coordinator for US Energy Association’s Energy Technology and Governance Program. She helped start and coordinate the Western Balkans’ Electricity Market Initiative working group, which provides technical expertise on creating better-connected electricity markets.
Khakova also 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. Khakova 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, Khakova organized events and developed communications strategies in Brazil, Canada, China, and the US for a distinguished human factors safety program called Safety Standdown.
Khakova has a business administration degree from Wichita State University and a professional science masters in environmental assessment from the University of Kansas. She is originally from Ukraine.