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Sustainability Forum: How Energy Storage Can Enable a Net Zero Grid

  • 13 Apr 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting

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Without energy storage, electricity must be produced and consumed exactly at the same time. As the electric grid transforms due to decarbonization (renewables), digitalization (AI and machine learning), and decentralization (distributed generation), the existing structure is under increasing strain. The climate crisis is putting additional pressure on our electricity infrastructure and our communities. In this talk, learn why energy storage is the linchpin to the clean energy transition and how it is already making the grid more sustainable, cost-effective, and reliable.

Speaker: Mariko McDonagh Meier, Chief Strategy Officer, Convergent Energy + Power


Mariko McDonagh Meier serves as Convergent's Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to joining Convergent in August 2021, Mariko served as Chief Operating Officer for Mirah, a mental health software company. She previously held several senior management positions across marketing, regulatory affairs, and operations at Enel X (formerly EnerNOC) from June 2013 to August 2020. From 2009 to 2011, she was a Project Manager at SCE’s Strategic Projects group. She began her career as a Business Analyst at McKinsey and Company, focusing on Cleantech clients. Mariko holds a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. She lives in Boston, MA with her husband, two daughters, and three-legged cat.

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