Mr Findlay is a renewable energy consultant providing project development and management skills to private, institutional and First Nation clients. Mr Findlay’s education includes a degree in Civil Engineering from Queens University and an MBA from U of T. His professional experience spans almost 40 years and includes engineering with Ontario Hydro, commercial lending, 15 years in commercial property management and 15 years in the renewable energy industry.
Mr. Findlay was a founder, director and VP Operations for Vector Wind Energy Inc (TSXv:VWE) as of its inception in 2002. After Vector Wind Energy was purchased by Canadian Hydro Developers Inc in 2007 (in turn, sold to Transalta), Mr Findlay founded 3G Energy Corp, an Ottawa-based consulting and development company that focuses on renewable energy projects in Canada. The company’s major activities include two large solar farms in Eastern Ontario in partnership with Canadian Solar Inc as well as the development and operation of the M’Chigeeng First Nation’s MERE Project, a 4 MW wind farm completed in 2012. Mr Findlay has also undertaken more than 30 rooftop solar projects in Eastern Ontario for various municipal and aboriginal clients, responsible for design and implementation of these projects. Mr Findlay currently serves as a Director of the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op. He previously served as a Director for the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association, acting on the Executive Committee as Treasurer in 2011. He also served as a Director for the Building Owners and Manager Association of Ottawa in the 1990’s when he was active in the real property industry.
Mr. Findlay has been called upon to address many communities, professional bodies and town hall meeting as part of his duties. He has been a speaker at conference events organized by OSEA, CanWEA, BOMA, the Renewable Energy Association of Nova Scotia, the Chinese Wind Energy Association, Queen’s University in Kingston, the Municipal Planners Association of Ontario, the International Right of Way Association, and the City of Ottawa.