ORENCO Hydropower Expands Team in business development, project engineering and financial analysis, and project support.
ORENCO Hydropower's Mark Matousek Envisions Renewable Project Financing in a World Without Subsidies at Platts 14th Annual Financing U.S. Power Conference in New York.
ORENCO Hydropower, Inc., develops small hydropower generation assets at existing dams and waterways that are low-cost and low-impact. The company assembles and manages a portfolio of hydro projects; and provides engineering, equipment procurement and financing for ongoing projects. Founded in 2010, ORENCO Hydropower brings together experts in hydro asset design and development, power markets, regulation and business strategy. In addition, key venture partners provide project financing.
Based in Palo Alto, California, ORENCO Hydropower builds upon the expertise, experience and international business relationships of ORENCO, Inc., begun in 1979. ORENCO provided the engineering, procurement and system integration for 46 small hydro projects in the U.S., China and Central America.
We are end-to-end developers of 1 MW to 50 MW hydropower projects at existing dams and waterways. Our team brings together the full range of expertise needed to develop projects – including site selection and design; permitting and licensing; engineering, procurement and construction, equity financing and portfolio management.
Turbines & Generators
We resell and integrate reliable Chinese turbines and generators (as well as associated engineering services) to other hydro developers – at significant cost advantages. These pricing benefits are enabled by our unique, trusted relationships with Chinese suppliers, in place for over 30 years.
Financing & Support
for Existing Projects
We partner with small hydro developers – leveraging the breadth of our services and providing regulatory expertise, equity financing, project and PPA optimization for a portfolio of projects. The services lower development costs, increase revenues, increase the probability of development success and reduce financing costs.