A committed team
The innovators behind the project
PIERRE BLANCHET, M.Sc, President and Head of Research & Development, is responsible for the development of electrical and electronic technologies. Mr. Blanchet holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Renewable Energy from École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS). He is a born entrepreneur, has great determination and is an excellent public speaker as well as having a penchant for intellectual property and technological innovation.
GILLES TROTTIER, Jr. Ing. Vice-President Production and Quality, leads the mechanical development of the product. Mr. Trottier was previously co-owner of a company specializing in the sale and repair of forestry equipment. Holder of a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he also has a graduate degree in Renewable Energy engineering from ETS. His entrepreneurial experience is an important asset to the company, bringing wisdom and discipline to the team. His strong mechanical background has resulted in a river turbine that is sturdy and reliable, a true mechanical success.
DENIS BASTIEN, CPA, Vice-President Operations and Finance, has over 15 years of varied experience in small, mid-size and global companies, such as Arthur Andersen and Black & Decker Corporation. Mr. Bastien brings a wealth of knowledge in international trade, gained through professional experience in the United States, Mexico and Europe. He has a degree in accounting and holds an American Chartered Accountant degree.
Make renewable energy available to all
A society based on a green economy is Idénergie’s dream. Fully aware of the need to adapt to the threat of climate change, we want to make a positive difference by encouraging every individual, homeowner or community to use renewable energy and become energy-independent. We strongly believe that every time we act, we take a small step towards greater change.
Moreover, Idénergie aims to make renewable energy available to all and give people the means to achieve their goals. A committed engineering team works very hard every day to convert nature’s energy into electricity. Through its range of products, Idénergie wants to make renewable-energy hardware accessible and show that yes, it can be done.
Lastly, we believe in the sharing and transfer of knowledge. We think empowering our customers, especially regarding installation and maintenance, is paramount. Sharing our know-how, educating our customers is, in the end, what will really take us into a green economy and take renewable energy to a whole new level.
From a start-up incubator to Idénergie's achievements
The team was formed in 2010 when Pierre Blanchet convinced his two business partners to join him in his quest to bring a practical and efficient solution to the growing green energy demand, particularly in areas where there was little to no access to electricity. After realizing there were no solution available to easily generate electricity from rivers surrounding us, they built three evolving prototypes which they put through a series of test in order to achieve an efficient, easy to use and long lasting product.
Combining Quebec’s expertise in hydroelectricity, aluminum and renewable energy, Idénergie has successfully developed the first solution to easily generate electricity from the natural flow of a river. Since its inception, significant efforts have been made in order to overcome technical challenges related to the production of electricity under water. Idénergie has been recognized by various public and private entities for the quality of its project. It will now join solar panels and wind turbines in the growing residential renewable energy market.
Combining Quebec’s expertise in hydroelectricity, aluminum and renewable energy, Idénergie has successfully developed the first solution to easily generate electricity from the natural flow of a river. This innovation will allow people to generate electricity from nearby rivers, 24 hours a day. Since its inception, significant efforts have been made in order to overcome technical challenges related to the production of electricity under water.
Idénergie has been recognized by various public and private entities for the quality of its project and business model. Always looking to push back the limits of innovation, Idénergie is now widening its horizon by using its expertise in power electronics to compete in the solar power market.
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