North Kent Wind

Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Ontario

North Kent Wind is located in on farmland in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent in southwestern Ontario. The facility is a partnership between Pattern Energy, Samsung Renewable Energy Inc, Bkejwanong First Nation (Walpole Island First Nation), and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent through its affiliate Entegrus Inc.

Commercial Operation
2018
Facility Megawatt Capacity
100
Owned Megawatts
35
Equipment Manufacturer
Siemens
Equipment Model
SWT-3.2-113
Equipment Quantity
34
Power Purchaser
Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)
Revenue Type
PPA
Contract Tenor
20 year

North Kent Wind

Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Ontario

North Kent Wind is located in on farmland in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent in southwestern Ontario. The facility is a partnership between Pattern Energy, Samsung Renewable Energy Inc, Bkejwanong First Nation (Walpole Island First Nation), and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent through its affiliate Entegrus Inc.

Commercial Operation
2018
Facility Megawatt Capacity
100
Owned Megawatts
35
Equipment Manufacturer
Siemens
Equipment Model
SWT-3.2-113
Equipment Quantity
34
Power Purchaser
Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)
Revenue Type
PPA
Contract Tenor
20 year
Project Location
Project Location

Community

The 100 MW facility began commercial operation in 2018 and is expected to generate $5 million in property taxes over its first 20 years of operations, in addition to a $4 million community benefits contribution to the municipality and sponsorships of local causes over the life of the facility.

North Kent Wind also made a substantial contribution to the Friends of the New Animal Shelter to support their efforts to build a new shelter.

The facility employed an average of 200 workers from Ontario during the year-long construction phase. Approximately 10 workers currently operate and maintain the facility, in addition to the continued 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

The 100 MW facility began commercial operation in 2018 and is expected to generate $5 million in property taxes over its first 20 years of operations, in addition to a $4 million community benefits contribution to the municipality and sponsorships of local causes over the life of the facility.

North Kent Wind also made a substantial contribution to the Friends of the New Animal Shelter to support their efforts to build a new shelter.

The facility employed an average of 200 workers from Ontario during the year-long construction phase. Approximately 10 workers currently operate and maintain the facility, in addition to the continued 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

North Kent Wind reached commercial operations in early 2018 and is composed of 34 Siemens turbines that were manufactured in the province using Ontario steel. The turbine towers were made in Windsor and the blades were manufactured in Tillsonburg. The facility has a 20-year power purchase agreement from the Independent Electricity System Operator.

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Technology

North Kent Wind reached commercial operations in early 2018 and is composed of 34 Siemens turbines that were manufactured in the province using Ontario steel. The turbine towers were made in Windsor and the blades were manufactured in Tillsonburg. The facility has a 20-year power purchase agreement from the Independent Electricity System Operator.

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