Ørsted announced 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 Patton - COO of Ørsted's Offshore North American region.
Troy Patton - COO of Ørsted’s Offshore North American region.

“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.