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RES’ Shalini Ramanathan Ranked #25 and Dr. Carolyn Heeps Ranked #48 in WOMEN’S POWER LIST REPORT

News   •   Mar 07, 2017 19:58 GMT

Women's Power List by A Word About Wind


Industry intelligence service, A Word About Wind, highlights achievements of Shalini Ramanathan and Dr. Carolyn Heeps, as two of the wind industry’s leading female figures

7 March 2017, London – Shalini Ramanathan, VP Origination, RES - Americas, has achieved the ranking of 25th and Dr. Carolyn Heeps, Development Strategy Director, RES Offshore, has achieved the ranking of 48th in the first Women’s Power List, published by wind industry intelligence service, A Word About Wind. The report aims to promote and celebrate the contribution of the female deal-makersand power-brokers shaping the wind industry’s development and the accolade recognises both Ms. Ramanathan and Dr. Heeps achievements in this regard.

The report is the first of its kind, with rankings compiled by the A Word About Wind editorial team in collaboration with an impartial senior advisory board. As such, Ms. Ramanathan’s position on the list testifies to her growing influence and that of her team on the sector, as evidenced by her having closed deals worth $2.5bn on wind, solar, and energy storage projects totalling 1.5GW, and negotiated off-take agreements with firms including General Motors, Google, Microsoft and Xcel Energy. Also noteworthy is that Dr. Heeps has been working in offshore wind since 2001 and is now based in Boston, where she is playing a key role in supporting the entries of RES and Dong Energy into the US offshore market. In 2015, RES won the rights to lease areas of Massachusetts and New Jersey for wind farms of 1GW, and has since assigned development rights to Dong.

“Despite women being significantly under-represented at senior management and board level within the wind industry, ranking the key female players within the sector was no easy task,” said Adam Barber, Publisher of A Word About Wind.

“In doing so, the report aims to highlight the achievements and exciting careers these women have carved out within the wind sector – and hopefully encourage more women to follow in their footsteps.”

The report profiles the top 100 women currently working in the wind industry, with each candidate having been nominated by her peers, and then assessed and ranked by an independent judging panel made up of senior industry representatives. In addition to the rankings, the Women’s Power List features in-depth and exclusive interviews with a number of those included.

“This new power list highlights the important role women are now playing in the wind industry. The UK is one of the leading performers in the rankings, which is an encouraging sign that our sector is becoming more inclusive,” said Emma Pinchbeck, RenewableUK’s Executive Director.

“We need to ensure that women across the country see wind energy as an open and attractive industry to work in. This means promoting renewable skills and opportunities to a new generation of women entering the workforce.”

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About A Word About Wind

Founded in 2012, A Word About Wind is a rapidly expanding membership organisation that provides intelligence, insight and connections to senior industry decision makers.

Our community of over 2,500 individuals comprises and represents some of the very best finance houses, banks, venture capitalises, and private equity investors in the world. Through our programme of reports and impartial industry analysis, together with a growing programme of exclusive members-only networking initiatives and events we influence, educate and inform the people that drive and shape international wind energy.

Membership enables our community to make better informed investment decisions, deepen industry knowledge, benefit from concise, informed deal information and ultimately get the inside track on what’s happening in wind.

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About RES

Renewable Energy Systems (RES) is one of the top renewable energy companies in North America. RES has constructed over 160 renewable energy projects with a total capacity of more than 12,000-megawatts (MW) and has an asset management portfolio exceeding 2GW around the world. RES has been active in North America since 1997, and has a renewable energy and storage construction portfolio that exceeds 9,000 MW and over 100 projects, and has constructed more than 1,000 miles of overhead and transmission lines. In addition, RES has a robust development pipeline of wind, solar, and energy storage projects across North America, and the company currently operates more than 250 MW of renewable energy and storage projects.

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