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Shalini Ramanathan

Vice President, Origination
RES Americas

Shalini Ramanathan is VP Origination for RES Americas, a leading developer and constructor of wind and solar projects. Ms. Ramanathan has closed multiple deals with nearly $2B in total transaction value. She worked on the RES Americas team that negotiated a wind power purchase agreement with Microsoft, the first-ever direct green power purchase for that company. She has transacted with numerous utilities, including Xcel Energy, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, and Arkansas Electric Coop, and has worked on merchant/hedge wind projects. In 2010, she was ERCOT regulatory chair of the trade association The Wind Coalition. In that role, she contributed to securing approval for the $7B CREZ transmission line build-out in Texas, which is bringing hundreds of MW of clean power online. Prior to joining RES Americas, Ms. Ramanathan was based in Nairobi, Kenya and worked on renewable energy projects across East Africa for the British company CAMCO. She also worked for the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), where she focused on renewable energy deployment and policy in Southern Africa, India, and the Philippines. She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from Yale University and a BA from UT Austin. She lives in Austin, TX and is a Next Generation Fellow at UT’s LBJ School of Public Affairs. She serves on the Board of Trustees of The Contemporary, an Austin arts institution.

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