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Over 700 million people worldwide live in remote communities with no access to traditional energy infrastructure, relying on diesel fuel to generate electricity. Diesel must be shipped, trucked, or flown in to these communities, resulting in electricity costs up to 15 times the cost of power from a traditional utility grid. This method of electricity generation is expensive and environmentally risky due to the potential for fuel spills during transit, delivery and storage, as well as exposure to harmful emissions.
Since 2013, ORPC has partnered with the Village of Igiugig, Alaska, to lower energy costs by utilizing renewable energy generated by the powerful Kvichak River. The Kvichak River is home to the world’s largest sockeye salmon population, on which many villagers rely for their subsistence and livelihood.
In 2014, ORPC successfully built, deployed, and operated its RivGen
Power System, delivering electricity to Igiugig’s diesel microgrid. In 2015, ORPC re-installed and operated the RivGen
system in Igiugig to demonstrate its latest technology advancements and, in the process, reduced the community's diesel fuel use by one-third when the system was operating.
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.
13 Jun. 2019
Southwest village prepares to harness river in harmony
12 Jun. 2019
ORPC picks up three wins on path to commercialization
06 Jun. 2019
Senators Collins, King Announce $200,000 in Energy Effi
05 Jun. 2019
Murkowski Welcomes FERC Approval of Alaskan Marine Rene
05 Jun. 2019
ÉireComposites Completes Turbines for ORPC RivGen&
04 Jun. 2019
ÉireComposites Completes Turbines for ORPC Commerc
07 May. 2019
ORPC and Warbird Capital LLC Join Forces to Offer Leasi
18 Apr. 2019
Maine Gov. Mills Leads Celebration of Commercial RivGen
16 Apr. 2019
Commercial RivGen® Power System Product Launch
15 Mar. 2019
ORPC Launches Capital Raise on Netcapital Funding Porta