NRG Systems Invests in Lattice Tower Manufacturer


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,” says Barton Merle-Smith. “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,” says 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 Fortin will continue on as president and key sales person for the company. For more information visit

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 company has been nationally recognized for its LEED gold-certified manufacturing facility and its employee best practices. To learn more go to