Orenda’s Connect Newsletter: 1st Quarter 2014


Orenda’s Connect Newsletter: 1st Quarter 2014

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Welcome to Orenda Energy Solution’s Connect Newsletter!

Connect is sent out quarterly to keep you up-to-date on important news and events at Orenda.


In mid-March, Orenda exhibited at the EWEA annual event in Barcelona, Spain. We met a lot of great people and made some wonderful contacts!

Photo above: (left) CEO at Orenda, Gerry Lalonde, and (right) PR Director at Acumen, Kevin Dorrian at the Orenda booth 7E115.

Orenda’s VP of Sales & Marketing, Steve McMahon, was recently featured in Scottish Energy News.His article titled ‘Red tape hampers the case for small/medium wind‘, discusses the effects of the heavily regulated planning process on the small/medium wind industry in the UK.
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Orenda is delighted to announce that an independent investor has purchased 2 Skye™ wind turbines to be installed on a site in Scotland. The investor will lease the land from a farmer who already has a Skye wind turbine on his farm.Orenda will be installing these two turbines themselves which are scheduled to be installed & commissioned before the end of the summer this year.

Orenda is pleased to announce we now have a new dealer located in Turkey!

Marhat is a versatile and successful company dealing with all types of construction and engineering in energy, exploration, farming and real estate investments. The company was founded 20 years ago by Americans and has experienced continual success since its inception.

Marhat has already purchased 3 Skye™ 51kW wind turbine solutions, and plans to install more in the future. These first units are for end customers who are looking to reduce their electrical bills, and take advantage of feed-in-tariffs.

Orenda is expanding its workforce yet again and we are happy to announce our new hires this quarter:

Nora deVette has joined as our Accounting Manager. Nora has a B.Comm. from Queens University and a CPA,CMA designation. She brings over 25 years of experience in the accounting field working for a variety of organizations.

Ovais Abessi has recently joined our team as a Senior Mechanical Engineer.  He has a Master of applied science, Mechanical Engineering (MASc) from University of Ottawa. Ovais brings over 12 years of experience in the field of engineering, working for a variety of organizations. His skills acquired in academia and industries have allowed him to develop good confidence in design, fabrication and testing of mechanical parts.


As a part of the renewable energy industry, we are often looking for the latest information to help keep ourselves and our followers up-to-date.

Here are a couple of snippets from recent posts on our blog:

The Australian Medical Association does not believe in wind turbine syndromeThe Australian Medical Association (AMA) released a statement on Monday regarding Wind Farms and Health where it discusses its position on ‘wind turbine syndrome’. Professor Geoffrey Dobb, AMA Vice President and Chair of the AMA Public Health Committee said, “The available Australian and international evidence does not support the view that wind farms cause adverse health effects.” Professor Dobb goes on to say, “From a public health perspective, it is important to note that electricity generation by wind turbines does not involve the production of greenhouse gases, other pollutant emissions or waste, all of which can have significant direct and indirect health effects.”

Wind energy saves the day in Texas this weekIn Texas, wind energy saved the day and warmed the houses of many Texans when fossil-fuel plants shut down due to weather-related issues on Monday.

Wind turbines were able to provide about 1800 MW of energy, which was just enough electricity to avoid power outages in the state. A similar scenario happened back in 2011, when demand for electricity peaked with escalated temperatures.

Oddly enough, despite wind energy coming to the rescue, some naysayers are taking this opportunity to downplay the benefits of wind. Adam Sinn, a Houston-based independent energy trader said, “It’s a nice story for wind, but it’s scary that they are relying on it in emergency situations… I think wind should be looked at as a buffer and that the grid should always have fossil fuel resources to prevent an event.”

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If you have any questions or would like to reach out to us, we would love to hear from you.Please feel free to contact us at info@orendaenergy.com or give us a call anytime: 613.686.1677
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