• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Sandhya Ganapathy

EDP Renewables North America

Chief Executive Officer

Sandhya Ganapathy is the Chief Executive Officer for EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA) and a member of the Management Team of EDP Renewables (EDPR), the fourth largest renewable energy producer in the world. Sandhya 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, responsible for M&A, investment and capital allocation decisions, and asset rotation for EDPR across all of its geographies. She was also a member of EDPR’s investment committee. Sandhya has extensive experience in renewable energy evaluations as well as leading acquisitions and evaluation of investments enabling geographical and asset class diversification. She ran EDPR’s asset rotation or self-financing strategy, thereby being at the helm of one of the company’s core income generators and critical enablers of future growth. Prior to joining EDPR, Sandhya worked as an investment banker for more than a decade with regional and global banks across multiple geographies. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon and is a Chartered Accountant from India. EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA), its affiliates, and its subsidiaries develop, construct, own, and operate wind farms and solar parks throughout North America. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with 58 wind farms, nine solar parks, and eight regional offices across North America, EDPR NA has developed more than 8,800 megawatts (MW) and operates more than 8,200 MW of onshore utility-scale renewable energy projects. With more than 950 employees, EDPR NA’s highly qualified team has a proven capacity to execute projects across the continent.

Sessions With Sandhya Ganapathy

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 01:30pm - 02:10pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 07:30 pm - 08/mar/2023 08:10 pm

    Powering Data Centers with Clean Energy

    As the energy industry further advances its digitalization capabilities, data centers are becoming an integral part of a company’s operation. How can these valuable stand-alone facilities of the energy ecosystem operate with a smaller carbon footprint?
  • 04:55pm - 05:35pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 10:55 pm - 08/mar/2023 11:35 pm

    Big Shovels: Supplying minerals for the energy future

    Energy Infrastructure/Supply Chain
    The transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources is disrupting the status quo. Capturing and distributing renewable energy and enabling the shift to electric vehicles will drive soaring demand for the required minerals as the global economy undergoes consequent restructuring. The scale and speed of the mineral supply needed to meet surging demand will pose challenges, potentially delaying adoption of new low-carbon technologies. Will government policies and climate goals amplify demand for copper, cobalt, nickel, lithium, rare earths and other minerals? Will regulatory hurdles hamper investment? How severe might the mismatch between mineral supply and future demand be, globally and in the United States? How are renewable project developers factoring for the call on minerals needed to power technologies?