March 01, 2016 Department of Energy Awards Funding to Igiugig, Alaska, to Advance Commercialization of ORPC’s RivGen® Power System
Igiugig, Alaska, March 1, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Energy has selected Igiugig to receive up to $1,540,341 to further advance the design and operation of ORPC’s marine hydrokinetic technology for rivers, its RivGen® Power System, which the company successfully demonstrated in the Kvichak River at Igiugig in 2014 and 2015, displacing the community’s diesel fuel use by one-third. To initiate the project, the Energy Department has approved
phase one funds of $392,500.
“We’re thrilled to continue work with our partners in Igiugig to reduce and stabilize their cost of energy, and in so doing, strengthen the community’s sustainability,” said ORPC President & CEO Chris Sauer, “We are moving forward to replicate our collaboration in Igiugig in other remote communities in Alaska, Canada and worldwide.”
energy dept awards igiugig funding to advance orpc’s rivgen® power system 03 01 2016-2016311236.pdf