Ørsted North America, Offshore Announces New Head of Project Development

BOSTON – Ørsted today announced Patricia DiOrio as the company’s new head of project development. DiOrio will be based in Boston and, as a member of the Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind leadership, will lead the company’s North American Offshore Project Development team, including all strategic and growth efforts in pre-asset project development and bid submissions. She brings over twenty years of experience in strategy, project development, finance and engineering.


“Offshore wind represents one of America’s greatest opportunities to bring clean, renewable energy to homes and businesses in the heavily populated East Coast,” said David Hardy, President and COO of Ørsted North America, Offshore. “Patty’s strength and expertise in strategy and project development will help to bolster Ørsted’s leading portfolio and deliver on our goal of making a world that runs entirely on green energy.”


“I am beyond excited about helping Ørsted build the offshore wind industry in the U.S. I’ve lived on the East Coast all my life, so this opportunity strikes a personal chord for me,” said DiOrio.


Most recently DiOrio served as Vice President of U.S. Strategy with National Grid, one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the United States, serving more than 20 million customers throughout New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In this role, she led strategy development for the company’s U.S. regulated networks businesses, and for its unregulated arm, National Grid Ventures (NGV).


Prior to joining National Grid in 2015, Patty was a Research Director at IHS CERA, a prominent global advisory firm. Previously, she held leadership roles in power generation project development and acquisitions for Competitive Power Ventures, Inc., a privately held independent power producer, and PG&E National Energy Group.


DiOrio holds an MBA from Babson College, a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

About Ørsted North America, Offshore

The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted ranks #1 in Corporate Knights’ 2020 index of the Global 100 most sustainable corporations in the world and is recognized on the CDP Climate Change A List as a global leader on climate action.

In the United States, Ørsted operates the Block Island Wind Farm, America’s first offshore wind farm, and constructed the two-turbine Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind pilot project – the first turbines to be installed in federal waters.  Ørsted has secured over 2,900 megawatts of additional capacity through five projects in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Ørsted’s North American Offshore business is jointly headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island and employs more than 150 people. To learn more visit us.orsted.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@OrstedUS).


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