South Kent Wind
Pattern Energy and Samsung are proud to announce that South Kent Wind is fully operational. The 270 megawatt (MW) South Kent Wind project is the largest wind power facility in Canada with the capacity to produce clean renewable energy for approximately 100,000 Ontario homes each year.
South Kent Wind created approximately 500 jobs during construction and 22 full-time permanent positions for ongoing operations and maintenance. A total of 99% of the workforce was comprised of workers from Ontario, which were involved in every aspect of the South Kent Wind project – from manufacture and assembly of the wind turbine components to site construction, installation work and project operations. RES Canada managed construction of the project. Altogether, Samsung and Pattern Energy’s wind power projects in Ontario are creating thousands of manufacturing and construction jobs, contributing significant property taxes in host communities and providing millions of dollars for schools and important community projects.
South Kent Wind is utilizing 124 Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbines with blades and towers that were made in Ontario. Siemens’ turbine blade facility in Tillsonburg manufactured the blades and CS Wind’s facility in Windsor manufactured the turbine towers, using Ontario-made steel.
South Kent Wind helps Ontario achieve its clean energy goals and allows the Province to continue moving away from its dependence on coal energy production. Compared to coal-fired generation, South Kent Wind will offset approximately 842,000 tonnes of CO2 each year, the equivalent of taking nearly 165,000 cars off the roads, and conserve enough water to meet the needs of approximately 23,600 Ontarians. The South Kent Wind project has a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Ontario Power Authority (OPA).
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