Samsung, Pattern to build 270 MW South Kent Wind Project

Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Pattern Energy Group financing for the 270 MW South Kent Wind project, which will allow this renewable energy project to move forward into the construction phase.

There will be an average of 300 workers on-site throughout project construction and about 500 workers during peak construction periods.

South Kent Wind will use 124 Ontario-made wind turbines, including towers manufactured at CS Wind’s factory in Windsor and blades manufactured by Ontarians at Siemens’ factory in Tillsonburg.

The South Kent Wind project will provide renewable energy equal to the needs of about 100,000 homes each year, allowing Ontario to continue to move away from its dependence on coal energy production.

This project is a part of Samsung’s $7 billion investment in Ontario to build and operate 2,500 MW of wind and solar power. Through this investment, Samsung and its partners are establishing four manufacturing facilities in Windsor, Toronto, Tillsonburg and London, creating 900 new manufacturing jobs and 16,000 jobs overall.

Compared to coal-fired generation, the South Kent Wind project will offset about 842,000 tons of carbon dioxide each year, the equivalent of taking nearly 135,000 cars off the roads, and conserve enough water to meet the needs of about 23,600 Ontarians.

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