ORPC develops marine renewable energy technology and project development solutions.
FoundersChristopher R. Sauer
HeadquartersPortland, OR 97209, USA
ORPC improves people’s lives, and their environment, through sustainable energy solutions. Constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation, ORPC brings marine renewable energy technology and project development solutions to its community and industrial partners, specializing in microgrid to utility-scale river and tidal energy applications, and underwater mobile power supplies for offshore energy applications. With a growth-oriented business model and an engaged workforce committed to collaboration with all stakeholders and customers, ORPC delivers practical, high performing, sustainable solutions that provide clean, affordable energy while ensuring positive economic results for all.
In 2012, ORPC built and operated the TidGen® Power System, the first revenue-generating, grid-connected tidal energy project in North America, becoming the first ocean energy project to deliver power to a utility grid anywhere in the Americas. In 2014 and 2015, the Company installed, operated and demonstrated technological improvements to its RivGen® Power System, the Company’s first river energy project, delivering power to the remote Alaskan village of Igiugig. ORPC is the only company in the world to have built, operated and delivered power to shore from both a tidal and river project utilizing hydrokinetic technology.