South Kent Wind brings substantial economic benefits to the region, including approximately $16 million over the first 20 years of operations in property taxes for the Municipality and local schools. The facility also contributed $2.5 million to improve safety and user accessibility at the Chatham-Kent airport.
Ontario committed to phasing out coal-fired generation in 2002 and met that goal in 2014, the same year South Kent Wind became operational. Today, wind turbines harness the wind across the province to generate homegrown energy without harmful emissions.
The South Kent Wind (SKW) Community Fund supports local causes through a grant process administered by the Chatham Kent Community Foundation. Every year – in perpetuity – an estimated one-quarter of a million dollars is expected to be available for grant distribution among five areas of giving.
South Kent Wind
Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Ontario