Windstream Energy - Helping Create a Cleaner Tomorrow
August 20, 2014
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Meet the Windstream Energy Team

We are a cohesive team of professional engineers, geologists, meteorologists and business managers with extensive experience and a high level of technical expertise. Our team has a strong track record of developing renewable energy projects. We are currently working in cooperation with local landowners, community officials, First Nations and other stakeholder groups to develop large-scale wind farms.


Ian D. Baines, P.Eng.


Ian is a successful renewable energy project developer who has specialized in the development of commercial wind and small hydro projects for nearly two decades. He is a Professional Consulting Engineer who has founded or held senior executive roles in several Canadian energy corporations, including Canadian Renewable Energy Corporation, Barrington Wind Energy Limited, Swift River Energy and Marsh Energy. Ian has extensive project management and engineering design experience gained in a wide variety of wind power, water power and cogeneration projects. He has been responsible for a 200-megawatt wind energy project and three small hydro projects (totaling 10 MW) in Canada. Ian graduated from Queen’s University with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 1974, and has held a number of Directorships in the provincial energy sector, including the Ontario Water Power Association, Association of Power Producers of Ontario, Policy Advisory Council on Energy, Renewable Energy Task Team (Ontario), and Assistant Deputy Ministers Committee on Energy (Ontario).

Nancy Baines, B.Sc.

Director, Finance & Administration

Nancy is an experienced executive who joined Windstream Energy in 2008 with over 32 years of business management experience in the pharmaceutical industry. During the course of her career, she has developed extensive skills in general management, including business development, operations, regulatory matters, financial analysis, marketing, sales and human resources. Nancy obtained a B.Sc. (Biochemistry) from Queen’s University in 1976, and has completed numerous executive education courses including Strategic Marketing Management (Harvard University, 1999), The Challenge of World Class Leadership (IMD International, Lausanne, 2001), and the Advanced Program in Human Resources Management/CHRP (Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, 2002).


Karen McGhee, P.Eng.

McGhee-Krizsan Engineering Ltd.

Karen is a Consulting Engineer with over 15 years’ experience in the energy sector. Her industry experience includes project management, independent engineering reviews/audits, environmental assessment, design, feasibility studies, energy and revenue forecasting, and construction administration. Karen is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Civil Engineering (B.E.Sc.).

Fred Siemonsen, P.Eng.

Fred has been actively involved in renewable energy projects since 1993, most notably with the early development of the 198-megawatt Wolfe Island wind power project near Kingston, Ontario. He earned a B.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering) from Queen's University in 1954, and since then, has held a wide variety of positions with increasing responsibility in light manufacturing and physical plant management.

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