Director of Business Development
Ravi Sankaran has had involvement with the El Rio Sol project in various capacities since 2008 and supports the project in the areas of power marketing, regulatory affairs, and business structuring. Prior to joining the team full-time in 2019, he worked in various roles in both renewable and conventional energy since 2003. He is the founder and Principal of Grande Vista Energy, a consulting firm for companies engaged in utility-scale renewable energy projects. Prior to starting Grande Vista in 2016, Ravi was a Senior Director of Power Marketing for SunEdison, where he oversaw power marketing for a portfolio of over 600MW of solar projects that are now in operation or construction. Prior to SunEdison Ravi spent 4 years in wind project development with Shell Wind Energy in Houston. Before Ravi entered the renewable energy sector he worked for the Entergy electric utility in New Orleans and Houston handling resource planning for Entergy’s 4-state utility system, during a time when Entergy endured unprecedented destruction from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Ravi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Virginia and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin.