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  • Tuesday, November 05, 2013
  • ORPC Solutions Engaged for Resolute Marine Energy's Yakutat Wave Energy Project

Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) and Resolute Marine Energy (RME) are pleased to announce that ORPC Solutions, ORPC’s wholly-owned services subsidiary, will be providing project management and regulatory affairs services to RME's Yakutat Wave Energy Project in Yakutat, Alaska.

Beginning in 2015, RME plans to help Yakutat reduce its reliance on diesel fuel by installing its SurgeWECTM wave energy convertors at an ocean site a short transmission distance from the existing Yakutat Power municipal power grid. RME has obtained a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission preliminary permit for the site and is now working with a wide range of regulatory agencies to obtain data that will be included in a formal license application to the commission. ORPC Solutions will assist RME by providing project management and regulatory affairs services utilizing personnel from ORPC’s Anchorage, Alaska and Portland, Maine offices.

The Yakutat Wave Energy Project is a collaborative effort of RME, ORPC, the City and Borough of Yakutat, the Alaska Energy Authority, Alaska Center for Energy and Power at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and many other state and federal agencies.

To learn more about ACEP’s Yakutat Wave Energy Project and other projects for the Alaska Hydrokinetic Energy Research Center, contact Jeremy Kasper, or go to


Photo courtesy of J. Kasper, INE/UAF.