John M. Ferland has been named President of ORPC Solutions, Ocean Renewable Power Company’s subsidiary offering project development, licensing, and strategic services to river and ocean energy projects.
With ORPC since 2008, Ferland draws on over 30 years of experience in commercialization strategy for renewable energy companies, port emergency response operations, coastal resources management, and public policy.
“John’s winning approach to ORPC’s project and market development, community outreach efforts, and regulatory agency and fishermen relations, has been key to our pioneering success in the ocean energy industry,” said ORPC President & CEO Chris Sauer. “We are incredibly lucky to have such a seasoned professional step into the lead role for ORPC Solutions.”
Since 2007, ORPC has invested more than $25 million into the Maine economy and created or retained more than 100 jobs statewide with a supply chain that extends to 14 of Maine’s 16 counties. In Alaska, the company has invested over $2.6 million since 2009, and has over 50 partners and contractors.
Founded in 2004, ORPC is a privately-held world leader in river, tidal and deep-water ocean current power generation systems and projects. ORPC’s hub at Eastport and Lubec, Maine, has become an internationally recognized center for tidal and river energy development.