Kerinia Cusick

Co-Founder & Board President
Center for Renewables Integration

Kerinia co-founded Center for Renewables Integration (CRI) in 2017. CRI primarily works at the state level, advising and helping to develop policies to enable a high percentage of variable, renewable generation to connect to the electricity grid, without impacting reliability, while maintaining a focus on cost. As part of this effort, CRI works extensively on issues relating to energy storage, compensation of distributed energy resources, procurement of clean electricity, and smart inverters. Additionally, CRI has been a leading company on the issue of using energy storage as a transmission asset. In addition to her role at CRI, Kerinia provides go-to-market consulting to companies entering the renewable energy market, as well as renewable energy firms looking to grow. Prior to CRI, Kerinia was at SunEdison for almost eight years where she led energy storage commercialization and financeability, and ran the company’s national Government Affairs team.

A former aerospace engineer, Kerinia holds degrees from University of Southern California and Drexel University.