NRG Systems Invests in Canadian Lattice Tower Manufacturer

Hinesburg, VT (USA) NRG Systems, manufacturer of measurement systems for the renewable energy industry has agreed to invest in Oenko, a manufacturer and installer of lattice towers for wind resource assessment and wind farm monitoring.

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October 5, 2011

NRG Systems Invests in Canadian Lattice Tower Manufacturer

Hinesburg, VT (USA) NRG Systems, manufacturer of measurement systems for the renewable energy industry has agreed to invest in Oenko, a manufacturer and installer of lattice towers for wind resource assessment and wind farm monitoring. This investment pairs NRG Systems' nearly 30 years in the wind energy industry and its complete system approach with Oenko's cutting-edge lattice tower technology.

"This line of lattice towers complements our existing tower offerings," said Barton Merle-Smith, director of marketing and sales. "Our investment enables us to offer customers greater choice in towers, booms and mounting hardware – meeting the full range of customer needs anywhere in the world."

Based in Thetford Mines, Quebec, Oenko designs and manufactures lattice towers from 30 to 120 meters for all types of project sizes and locations, specializing in extreme arctic conditions. NRG Systems, based in Vermont, pioneered complete measurement systems with tubular tilt-up towers in the 1980s.

"I am pleased that Oenko has attracted the investment of NRG Systems," said Guy Fortin, president of Oenko. "This will enable us to expand globally while continuing to grow jobs in Thetford Mines." As a result of the investment, NRG Systems will hold a majority interest in Oenko. Manufacturing will remain in its current location with Oenko's existing workforce, while Mr. Fortin will continue on as president and key sales person for the company.

About NRG Systems
NRG Systems is an independently owned company that has served the global renewable energy industry since 1982. Its wind measurement equipment can be found on every continent in more than 145 countries, serving electric utilities, wind farm developers, research institutes, and government agencies. The Hinesburg, Vermont company has been nationally recognized for its LEED gold-certified manufacturing facility and its employee best-practices. For more information on, visit www.nrgsystems.com.


About Oenko
Oenko designs, manufactures and installs lattice towers for the wind industry. The company, founded in 2009, is based in Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada. For more information, visit www.oenko.com.

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For more information, contact:
Abby White, 802/482-2255
aw@nrgsystems.com

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