Orsted Appoints New COO of Offshore North American Region


Ørsted has named Troy Patton COO of its Offshore North American region. Patton fills the position that was vacant after David Hardy was named CEO in October 2020.

“Patton is a fantastic hire for our organization as offshore wind continues to grow exponentially in the U.S.,” says Hardy. “His experience and expertise will help as we accelerate the development of our offshore wind projects.”

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 development, and built partnerships within projects and governance.

“I’m excited to join Ørsted as it continues its market-leading position in the U.S.,” says Patton. “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.

Photo: Troy Patton

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