Karin Kritzinger

Agora Energiewende

Karin Kritzinger is Project Lead Power System Transformation International at Agora Energiewende since September 2023. She works on various aspects related to the transition towards a climate-neutral power system in South Africa and Türkiye.

Prior to joining Agora, she worked at Stellenbosch University since 2013, where she led and participated in a wide range of projects encompassing most renewable energy technologies. Just before leaving the university, she worked as Lead: Contract Research at the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy studies at the Faculty of Engineering. Since 2020, she was also the Networks Manager: Energy for the Fraunhofer Innovation Platform for the water-energy-food nexus at Stellenbosch University. Previously, she worked in agriculture, as an independent Sustainable Energy Consultant as well as for GreenCape, a non-profit organisation based in Cape Town. Karin has an undergraduate degree in commerce (accounting) and a Master’s degree in renewable energy (M.Phil.).