By Editors of Power Engineering
Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy Group have completed the 100-MW North Kent Wind facility in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Ontario.
“Samsung is proud to complete its sixth wind project under our Green Energy Investment Agreement with the government of Ontario,” said Eskay Lee, Vice President, Samsung C&T. “Samsung and its partners have created jobs and invested in the community, benefiting real people in Chatham-Kent and across the province.”
“North Kent Wind marks our sixth operational wind power facility in Ontario, totaling more than one GW of capacity, enough to power more than 400,000 homes each year,” said Mike Garland, President and CEO of Pattern Development. “North Kent Wind was built entirely by Ontario workers and is generating substantial economic benefits in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent by injecting more than $40 million in direct spending into the local economy over the next 20 years.”
North Kent Wind incorporates 34 Siemens Gamesa 3.2 MW wind turbines with towers and blades that were made in Ontario.
The Municipality of Chatham-Kent holds a 15 percent equity interest in North Kent Wind through its affiliate Entegrus Renewable Energy Inc. Bkejwanong First Nation, also known as Walpole Island First Nation, also holds a 15 percent equity interest in North Kent Wind.