President, National Grid Ventures
BiographyAs President of National Grid Ventures, Cordi is responsible for the development, financing, construction and operation of large-scale clean energy assets, including electricity interconnectors, onshore wind and solar generation, and competitive transmission. Prior to joining NGV, Cordi O’Hara was Chief Operating Officer, US Gas Business for National Grid, where she was accountable for the safe, reliable and affordable operation of National Grid’s gas distribution businesses across New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island service territories on behalf of our 3.6 million customers. Cordi also ran the UK System Operator for National Grid, where she oversaw the strategy, planning and operation of over 14,000 miles of gas and electricity networks in Great Britain. In her tenure in this role she integrated over 14 GW of renewable clean energy into the UK system. She has advocated for innovative solutions to a decarbonized energy market, including clean technology solutions and new demand response initiatives. Cordi is a fellow of the UK Energy Institute in 2016, acknowledging her significant experience in UK and European energy markets and networks, and was awarded an OBE in 2019. Cordi has more than 20 years’ experience in the energy industry, managing key relationships with government officials, regulators and customers. She has overseen transformation efforts to improve the customer experience across the National Grid businesses in the United States and the United Kingdom. Prior to joining National Grid, Cordi worked for Centrica, the largest UK energy retailer in a variety of commercial and operational roles, including serving 11 million customer accounts in the United Kingdom.