Ria Persad Named POWER-GEN 2013 Woman of the Year

StatWeather Founder and President Ria Persad was announced as the recipient of Renewable Energy World and Power Engineering’s first POWER-GEN Woman of the Year Award last Monday during the Annual Awards Gala at POWER-GEN International.

Statweather provides probabilistic weather prediction tools for weather risk management for the power industry. Persad founded the company in 2009 to provide weather risk analysis using a method of looking at data more similar to how computer scientists and mathematicians look at data.  She also founded the Freedom Scholars of America Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to students who may not be eligible for financial aid because their parents are undocumented immigrants or because they are mothers returning to school on a part-time basis.

Persad gave an inspiring keynote speech during the Women in Power Luncheon last Thursday at the Orange County Convention Center as part of the show. A video with highlights of her career is below. You can read a previously published profile of Persad here.

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Jennifer Runyon has been studying and reporting about the world's transition to clean energy since 2007. As editor of the world's largest renewable energy publication, Renewable Energy World, she observed, interviewed experts about, and reported on major clean energy milestones including Germany's explosive growth of solar PV, the formation and development of the U.S. onshore wind industry, the U.K. offshore wind boom, China's solar manufacturing dominance, the rise of energy storage, the changing landscape for utilities and grid operators and much, much, more. Today, in addition to managing content on POWERGRID International, she also serves as the conference advisory committee chair for DISTRIBUTECH, a globally recognized conference for the transmission and distribution industry. You can reach her at Jennifer.Runyon@ClarionEvents.com

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