Miriam is the Chief Executive Officer of EQ Research, responsible for providing strategic leadership for the company to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies. Her areas of expertise for clients include energy storage valuation, energy procurement, capacity procurement, market design and carbon emissions compliance.
Miriam has over a decade of utility and energy industry experience, most recently as Power Supply Contracts Manager at MCE, California’s first Community Choice Aggregation Program where she managed MCE’s 2018 Energy Storage Request for Offer process. Other experience includes portfolio management for Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Company procuring Resource Adequacy capacity and carbon compliance instruments. Before PG&E, Miriam provided customized research for members of Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA). Ms. Makhyoun also conducted market intelligence while at North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA).
Selected Publications & Presentations
- Value of Solar: Program Design and Implementation Considerations. Published by National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Smart Electric Power Alliance. 2015.
- Utility Solar Market Snapshot. Published by Smart Electric Power Alliance. 2014.
- Electric Utilities, Energy Storage and Solar: Trends in Technologies, Applications and Costs. Published by Smart Electric Power Alliance. 2014.
- Predicting Solar Power Production: Irradiance Forecasting Models, Applications and Future Prospects. Published by Smart Electric Power Alliance. 2014.
- Template Solar Energy Development Ordinance for North Carolina. Published by North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association and North Carolina Solar Center. 2013.
- Motivations and Behaviors of Solar PV And Geothermal System Owners In North Carolina.Published by UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and North Carolina Solar Center. 2013.
- Economic Analysis of Ground Source Heat Pumps in North Carolina, Published by American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning. 2013.
- Levelized Cost of Solar Photovoltaics in North Carolina.Published byNorth Carolina Sustainable Energy Association. 2012.
- Economic Analysis of Automotive-derived Engine-Generator Sets as Energy Conversion Systems at Small Landfills, Published by Appalachian State University Master of Business Administration Program. 2011.
- M.B.A., Sustainable Business, Appalachian State University
- M.S., Appropriate Technology, Appalachian State University