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ORPC RivGen Power System Product Launch Ceremony w/ Governor Mills

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Hangar 5, 112 Orion Street, Brunswick Landing, Brunswick, ME


12:00 p.m. RivGen Device Viewing
1:15 p.m. Formal Remarks by Governor Janet Mills and ORPC

Join ORPC to celebrate the completion of the RivGen Power System constructed at Brunswick Landing as it begins its journey to Igiugig, Alaska! The system will be installed in the Kvichak River where it will produce electricity from water currents for the Village of Igiugig, reducing the village's reliance on and environmental risks from diesel fuel and stimulate Igiugig's economy through local employment and lowering of electrical costs.

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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. 

The RivGen Power System generates emission-free electricity from river currents and connects directly into existing remote community grids using smart grid technology. It consists of three major subsystems: shore-side power electronics, mooring system, and turbine generator (TGU) device. In 2014, ORPC built and operated its RivGen Power System, the Company's first river energy project, delivering power to the remote Alaskan village of Igiugig. They re-installed and operated an updated RivGen Power System in Igiugig in 2015 to demonstrate its latest technology advancements and provided one-third of the community's electricity needs, significantly offsetting their diesel fuel use. In 2019, the Igiugig Village Council is seeking a license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to install and operate a RivGen Power System in the Kvichak River. Igiugig will be the first tribal entity in the U.S. to achieve this approval, moving the rural community closer to using diesel fuel for emergency-backup only.

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