Sandhya Ganapathy Gamechangers Award

EDP Renewables North America Announces CEO Sandhya Ganapathy Named to CNBC’s Inaugural List of Changemakers: Women Transforming Business

Wednesday 28, February 2024

The list spotlights a diverse group of women whose accomplishments have left an indelible mark on the business world. 

Houston, Texas, February 28, 2024EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA), a leading renewable energy developer and a top five renewable energy operator in the United States, is proud to announce its CEO, Sandhya Ganapathy, has been named to CNBC’s inaugural Changemakers: Women Transforming Business listCNBC’s list recognizes female leaders at companies and philanthropic organizations that have crossed meaningful financial milestones and achieved significant business success. Ganapathy was recognized for enacting impactful ESG and ED&I Initiatives while seizing the moment to advance the clean energy transition. The  2024 CNBC Changemakers list is available at

Sandhya Ganapathy is the Chief Executive Officer for EDPR NA and a member of the Management Team of EDPR, the fourth-largest renewable energy producer in the world. Ganapathy joined EDPR in 2012 as Head of Investments and M&A North America. From 2017 to her CEO appointment in early 2022, she served as Global Head of Investments and M&A. Prior to joining EDPR, Ganapathy worked as an investment banker for more than a decade with regional and global banks across multiple geographies.

Under Ganapathy’s leadership, EDPR NA is leading the US domestic energy transition having developed 9.9 GW of renewables projects to date and operating close to 9 GW of renewable energy across North America. Concurrently, EDPR NA has won numerous ESG and ED&I-related awards showcasing industry-leading diversity efforts, including A Word About Wind’s ED&I Award, CohnRenzick’s Gamechanger in ESG Award, Ally Energy’s GRIT Awards for both Best Energy Workplace and ESG & Climate Change Champion, Top Workplace in the USA and Top Workplace in Houston Awards, Global Energy Transition Award for Excellence as a Community Leader, and lastly inclusion on Corporate Knight’s 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. 

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About EDP Renewables North America
EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA), its affiliates, and its subsidiaries develop, construct, own, and operate wind farms, solar parks, and energy storage systems throughout North America. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with 60 wind farms, 12 solar parks, and eight regional offices across North America, EDPR NA has developed more than 9,600 megawatts (MW) and operates more than 8,900 MW of onshore utility-scale renewable energy projects. With more than 1,000 employees, EDPR NA’s highly qualified team has a proven capacity to execute projects across the continent. 
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About EDP Renewables 
EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR) is a global leader in renewable energy development with a presence in 28 regions in Europe, North America, South America and Asia-Pacific. With headquarters in Madrid and leading regional offices in Houston, São Paulo and Singapore, EDPR has a sound development portfolio of top-level assets and market-leading operating capacity in renewable energies. Particularly worthy of note are onshore wind, distributed and large-scale solar, offshore wind (OW - through a 50/50 joint venture), and technologies to complement renewables such as storage and green hydrogen. 
EDPR's employee-centered policies have received recognition such as Top Workplace 2023 in the USA, Top Employer 2023 in Europe (Spain, Italy, France, Romania, Greece, Portugal and Poland) Colombia and Brazil, and are also included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. 
EDPR is a division of EDP (Euronext: EDP), a leader in the energy transition with a focus on decarbonization. Besides its strong presence in renewables (with EDPR and hydro operations), EDP has an integrated utility presence in Portugal, Spain and Brazil including electricity networks, client solutions and energy management.
EDP – EDPR’s main shareholder – has been listed on the Dow Jones Index for 16 consecutive years, recently being named the most sustainable electricity company on the Index.
About CNBC Changemaker
CNBC Changemakers: Women Transforming Business is an annual list spotlights women in senior leadership roles at companies with at least $25 million in annual revenue in at least one of the past three years or with an enterprise value of at least $100 million for private companies or $250 million for public companies. A data-driven approach that analyzes the quantitative and qualitative impact and significance of each nominee’s contribution to their industry or sector drive the selection of the list.  Complete details can be found at 


Media Contacts:
Tom Weirich 
EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA)