Belle River Wind

Town of Lakeshore, Ontario

Belle River Wind, located in the Town of Lakeshore in southwestern Ontario, is a partnership between Pattern Energy, Samsung Renewable Energy Inc., and Bkejwanong First Nation (Walpole Island First Nation). The 100 MW Belle River Wind facility is expected to generate clean energy equal to the electricity needs of 35,000 Ontario homes each year, based on average annual residential energy use in Ontario.

Commercial Operation
2017
Facility Megawatt Capacity
100
Owned Megawatts
22
Equipment Manufacturer
Siemens
Equipment Model
SWT-3.2-113
Equipment Quantity
40
Power Purchaser
Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)
Revenue Type
PPA
Contract Tenor
20 year

Belle River Wind

Town of Lakeshore, Ontario

Belle River Wind, located in the Town of Lakeshore in southwestern Ontario, is a partnership between Pattern Energy, Samsung Renewable Energy Inc., and Bkejwanong First Nation (Walpole Island First Nation). The 100 MW Belle River Wind facility is expected to generate clean energy equal to the electricity needs of 35,000 Ontario homes each year, based on average annual residential energy use in Ontario.

Commercial Operation
2017
Facility Megawatt Capacity
100
Owned Megawatts
22
Equipment Manufacturer
Siemens
Equipment Model
SWT-3.2-113
Equipment Quantity
40
Power Purchaser
Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)
Revenue Type
PPA
Contract Tenor
20 year
Project Location
Project Location

Community

Belle River Wind is bringing strong economic benefits to the Lakeshore community, including more than $10 million over 20 years in property taxes and community benefits. In addition to supporting local causes through sponsorships, the facility contributes to education and other initiatives through a Community Benefit Program administered by the Town of Lakeshore. More than 200 Ontario workers constructed the project and approximately 10 workers are on-site to operate and maintain the site, in addition to the use of local contractors.

Environment

Compared to coal-fired generation, each year the facility conserves enough water to meet the needs of nearly 9,000 Ontarians and avoids the release of CO2 emissions equal to removing more 60,000 cars from the roads.

In 1998, the Ontario Medical Association declared air pollution a public health crisis in Ontario with coal-fired power plants being major contributors to the smog problem. The Province committed to phasing out coal-fired generation in 2002, and the development of wind energy helped Ontario meet that goal in 2014. We are proud to be an ongoing part of the solution.

Community

Belle River Wind is bringing strong economic benefits to the Lakeshore community, including more than $10 million over 20 years in property taxes and community benefits. In addition to supporting local causes through sponsorships, the facility contributes to education and other initiatives through a Community Benefit Program administered by the Town of Lakeshore. More than 200 Ontario workers constructed the project and approximately 10 workers are on-site to operate and maintain the site, in addition to the use of local contractors.

Environment

Compared to coal-fired generation, each year the facility conserves enough water to meet the needs of nearly 9,000 Ontarians and avoids the release of CO2 emissions equal to removing more 60,000 cars from the roads.

In 1998, the Ontario Medical Association declared air pollution a public health crisis in Ontario with coal-fired power plants being major contributors to the smog problem. The Province committed to phasing out coal-fired generation in 2002, and the development of wind energy helped Ontario meet that goal in 2014. We are proud to be an ongoing part of the solution.

Technology

The facility uses 40 Ontario-made Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbines. The turbine towers were made in Windsor and the 120 blades were manufactured in Tillsonburg.  It reached commercial operation in late 2017.

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Technology

The facility uses 40 Ontario-made Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbines. The turbine towers were made in Windsor and the 120 blades were manufactured in Tillsonburg.  It reached commercial operation in late 2017.

To learn more visit:
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