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Duke University Energy Conference:
The Pathway to a Decarbonized Power System

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM EST | Geneen Auditorium, Fuqua School of Business

Decarbonizing the electricity grid is a vital and urgent step in tackling the climate crisis. The 14th Annual Duke Energy Conference will explore the opportunities and challenges on the pathway to sustainable and equitable grid decarbonization. Industry experts across the value chain will discuss modernizing the electricity grid, innovating carbon-free technology solutions, and financing the energy transition. 

Lunch and a light breakfast will be provided and a networking reception will follow the event. View full conference agenda here.



Danielle W. Merfeld, Ph.D. 

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer 

GE Renewable Energy 

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As Chief Technology Officer of GE Renewable Energy, Danielle leads technical efforts to develop differentiated products and services across the broadest renewable energy and grid portfolio in the industry. She also champions sustainability efforts across the business and is on the leadership team for the GE Women’s Network. She was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2021. 

Danielle received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University. She serves on the Board of Trustees at the University of Notre Dame and on the advisory board of Texas A&M University’s Smart Grid Center.  Danielle is also an Ambassador to the Equality in Energy Transitions initiative representing the United States. She serves on the Export Import Bank of the United States Council on Climate, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering’s President’s Business Advisory Committee and is on the National Science Foundation’s Engineering Advisory Council. 

Panel: Modernizing the Grid

Panel: Next Generation Energy Ventures 

Panel: Financing the Energy Transition

Panel: Energy Demand Innovations

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