ICYMI: EDP Renewables North America CEO Joins ACORE Board of Directors
Ganapathy joins the board to further the organization’s commitment to bolstering the business value proposition behind renewables
Washington, DC, January 16, 2024 — EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA), a leading renewable energy developer and a top five renewable energy owner and operator in the United States, has announced Sandhya Ganapathy, CEO, EDP Renewables NA, has joined the Board of Directors for the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE). Ganapathy’s decades of strategic leadership in the finance and renewable energy sectors, combined with EDPR NA’s recent industry successes in the U.S. make her a welcome addition to the Board.
The American Council on Renewable Energy is a national non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the transition to a clean energy economy. ACORE brings together leaders from various sectors to promote and advance renewable energy through policy, financial, and technological initiatives. The organization plays a critical role in shaping the renewable energy landscape in the United States, advocating for pro-business policies that foster innovation, drive investment, and contribute to a sustainable energy future for all.
Ganapathy is committed through her appointment to support programming focused on diversity as well as expanding Board engagement with the multitude of companies that make up ACORE’s membership.
“Joining ACORE’s Board of Directors is a tremendous honor, and I am excited to collaborate with industry leaders across a variety of industry backgrounds to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy in the United States,” said Sandhya Ganapathy. “At EDP Renewables, we believe in the opportunity the business community has to collectively partner with communities on creating a cleaner, inclusive, and more resilient grid. I look forward to contributing to ACORE’s mission of advancing renewable energy through its focus on technology, finance, and policy, and in shaping the success of the clean energy sector across the U.S.”
Ganapathy during her tenure as CEO of EDP Renewable North America has demonstrated a strong commitment to expanding renewable energy infrastructure and promoting sustainable energy production in the United States. EDPR NA is leading the U.S. domestic energy transition having developed over 9.6 GW of renewables projects to date and generating close to 9 GW of renewable energy annually across the country, equivalent to powering more than 2 million homes. EDPR NA operates 60 wind farms, 12 utility-scale solar parks, and has a robust energy storage pipeline including solar + storage projects and a focus on hydrogen. EDPR NA Distributed Generation, the distributed generation arm of EDP Renewables in North America, manages over 537 active renewable energy sites totaling 290 MW. The company has created more than 1,100 permanent jobs, invested over $17 billion in capital for local communities, and avoided more than 24 billion pounds of carbon emissions.
“We are incredibly fortunate to have leaders like Sandhya Ganapathy on ACORE’s Board of Directors,” said ACORE President and CEO Ray Long. “Her wealth of experience and unique command of the industry will provide invaluable support for ACORE as we work to build America’s clean energy future.”
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.
For more information, visit www.edpr.com/north-america and follow us on LinkedIn.
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.
For over 20 years, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has been the nation’s leading voice on the issues most essential to renewable energy expansion. ACORE unites finance, policy, and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. For more information, please visit www.acore.org.
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