Toronto, August 4, 2011 — Pattern Energy Group and Samsung Renewable Energy signed four separate power purchase agreements with Ontario Power Authority.
These agreements will provide 870 MW of clean energy from wind energy projects to OPA, enough to power more than 300,000 homes every year.
Pattern and Samsung are making progress on their wind energy projects in Ontario, including South Kent Wind, a 270 MW project under development in Chatham-Kent, Ontario and 150 MW of wind from the Grand Renewable Energy Park, under development in Haldimand County, Ontario.
In addition, Pattern and Samsung have signed agreements to acquire and will be developing two projects totaling 450 MW. These four projects comprise the portfolio of 870 MW in the power purchase agreements.
The announcement is a direct result of Samsung’s Green Energy Investment Agreement with the government of Ontario, which commits Samsung and its partners to bring $7 billion in investment to Ontario to create new manufacturing jobs and capacity and generate 2,500 MW of renewable energy.
As part of the agreement with the province, Samsung and its partners are establishing four manufacturing facilities in Ontario, creating 1,440 manufacturing and related jobs building wind and solar technology for use in Ontario and export across North America.
Pattern and Samsung have agreed to develop this 870 MW of wind power utilizing Ontario-made wind turbine components. A total of 600 MW of wind turbine components are currently committed from the new factories in Tillsonburg and Windsor.