Padma Kasthurirangan is an engineer and President at Buffalo Renewables, a distributed wind and solar PV installation firm based in Buffalo, NY, serving the western NY region. She holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University at Buffalo (SUNY)and is a NYSERDA eligible small wind installer and NABCEP certified PV installation professional. Padma specializes in development, permitting, interconnection, installation and maintenance of distributed wind and solar PV projects ranging from 5 kW to 2.5 MW in NY. Padma and her team have been active members of DWEA since its inception and were instrumental in the passage of the remote net metering law in New York. Padma is also an Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Senior Member. When not battling utilities or climbing towers, she enjoys biking, kickboxing, skydiving and amateur farming.