Padma Kasthurirangan
Board Member, Co-Founder, Buffalo Renewables

Padma Kasthurirangan is an engineer and partner at Niagara Wind & Solar, Inc (NWS)., a Distributed Generation Installation firm based in Niagara Falls, NY, serving the western NY region. She graduated in 2011 with her Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University at Buffalo (SUNY). She started as an engineering intern at NWS in 2011 and quickly grew within the organization to become the local specialist in all aspects of distributed wind and solar projects from siting & permitting to commissioning. She is a NYSERDA eligible small wind installer and a NABCEP certified PV Installation Professional. NWS and Padma have been active members of DWEA since its inception and were instrumental in the passage of the Remote Net Metering law in New York. Her team at NWS was recently awarded the Small Wind Installer of the Year 2016 for their outstanding work in the DW industry. Padma also serves on the executive committee of the board for IEEE (Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers) Buffalo section. When not battling utilities or climbing towers, she enjoys kickboxing, biking, travelling and jumping out of planes.

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