Despina Koukoula received the Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2008, and the Master of Sciences in Energy Production and Management from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) as well in 2010. Since 2011 she working at the Electric Power Division of NTUA in the area of Distributed Energy Resources. Her research interests include smart meters, distributed algorithms for demand management/ local load and dispersed generation balancing and the evolvement of distribution networks into smart grids. She has worked as a project engineer in PVs, and in PCC concerning electrical energy production management of non-interconnected islands. She is member of the technical chamber of Greece (TEE).