As Manager in the Clean Energy group, Vennela manages over 300 megawatts of solar PV and energy storage projects for multiple NYPA customers across the State. These include New York City’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), Westchester County, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), Port Authority, and the City of White Plains to name a few. Together, these projects maximize both energy capacity and economic value for customers. Additionally, Vennela is currently helping the group develop new business models including the first of its kind, aggregated community distributed generation (CDG) portfolio for over three dozen municipalities and school districts across Westchester County, and a virtual power plant (VPP) product structure for NYPA to offer its customers and the grid greater flexibility and value.
Prior to joining NYPA, Vennela worked for large EPC firms and independent power producers leading renewable energy projects. Her decade long experience in the industry totals over 1.5 GW of solar PV and energy storage projects both at utility scale and as DERs & microgrids. In addition, she is well versed with the electric vehicle industry and worked on projects integrating electric vehicles to the grid (V2G). Vennela holds a master’s in electrical engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology and is a registered P.E. in the states of Florida, Missouri and New York.