Melissa Peterson 

VP Origination &
Power Marketing

Ørsted Onshore North
America LLC

Career Biography


Melissa leads the Origination and Power marketing team at Orsted OnshoreNorth America. She directly manages a team of originators while also creating and sustaining lasting strategic relationships across multiple customer verticals within the power industry. Prior to joining Orsted, she spent five years on Apex Clean Energy’s business development team and five years as a project developer for EDF. Melissa has developed over 1000 MW operating renewable energy projects. Melissa holds a master’s degree from SUNY-Albany and a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.