Harvesting the Wind for Ontario
Pattern Energy and Samsung’s South Kent Wind reached commercial operation in 2014. The 270 megawatt (MW) wind facility is one of the largest operating in Ontario and is expected to produce clean, renewable energy for approximately 100,000 Ontario homes each year.
We are committed to expanding benefits from the facility throughout the Chatham-Kent region. The South Kent Wind (SKW) Community Fund was established to help build strong and vibrant communities in Chatham-Kent. The SKW Community Fund supports community, environmental, health and wellness, youth and education, and First Nation and Métis initiatives through a grant process administered by the Chatham Kent Community Foundation. Every year – in perpetuity – an estimated one-quarter of a million dollars is expected to be available for grant distribution among the five areas of giving.
Samsung and Pattern Energy’s wind power projects in Ontario are creating thousands of manufacturing and construction jobs, contributing significant property taxes to host communities, and providing millions of dollars for schools and important community projects.
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