Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPS) has launched Oriden, a renewable energy solutions provider.
Oriden – a play on the English word “origin” and the Japanese word “denki” meaning ‘electricity’ – is the start of a new type of power generation organization.
Located in the US city of Pittsburgh, the organization will be fully-backed by MHPS to pursue end-to-end offerings of renewable energy solutions, yet will operate independent of the larger company, enabling it the flexibility it needs to offer attractive solutions in this dynamic market segment.
Oriden can fulfill multiple roles within the renewable energy space, providing customized solutions based upon end-user needs — including development and permitting, construction, financing/ownership, and asset management.
The team will initially focus on distributed renewable solutions, with an emphasis on solar PV and energy storage systems. This will include community solar, behind-the-meter commercial & industrial customers, and distribution level front-of-the-meter projects.
“Historically, MHPS has focused on providing industry-leading centralized power generation technologies as an original equipment manufacturer, and partnering with utilities, project developers and IPP’s in the centralized power segment. Our launch of Oriden allows us to also provide renewable solutions in the commercial & industrial distributed power segment,” said Paul Browning, president and CEO of MHPS Americas. “Our vision as a company is to offer a wider range of power and energy solutions to meet our customers’ constantly changing needs. Launching Oriden is one step toward our broader vision for a Change in Power.”
Oriden is a hardware and software agnostic entity and is currently working with a wide range of OEMs and vendors to offer the most attractive end-user solutions. The Oriden team is comprised of seasoned renewable energy developers, financiers, and operators.
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