Ørsted Offshore North America Names Troy Patton as COO

BOSTON, MA – Ørsted, is pleased to announce that it has named Troy Patton as COO of its Offshore North American region.

Patton fills the position that was vacant after David Hardy was named CEO in October of 2020.

Patton has many years of leadership experience in the renewable energy industry, coming to Ørsted from his position as COO of Northland Power. At Northland Power, Patton was responsible for managing risk and revenue for all operating assets, held responsibility for all gas supply and electricity offtake, worked closely with the Development and M&A functions, as well as building partnerships within projects and governance.

“Troy is a fantastic hire for our organization as offshore wind continues to grow exponentially in the U.S.,” said David Hardy, CEO Ørsted Offshore North America. “His experience and expertise will help as we accelerate the development of our offshore wind projects.”

“I’m excited to join Ørsted as it continues its market leading position in the U.S.” said Troy Patton COO of Ørsted Offshore North America. “As our projects proceed further I’m looking forward to overcoming the challenges ahead and to getting steel into the water.”

Patton will be based out of Ørsted’s Boston office.

About Ørsted Offshore North America

The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted ranks as the world’s most sustainable energy company in Corporate Knights’ 2021 Global 100 index of the most sustainable corporations 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 Offshore’s North American 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 (@ØrstedUS).

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