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


  • M.B.A., Sustainable Business, Appalachian State University
  • M.S., Appropriate Technology, Appalachian State University