Samsung Renewable Energy (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group have completed the construction of the 270MW South Kent wind energy project in Ontario, Canada.

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The project is now fully operational and is equipped with 124 Siemens 2.3MW wind turbines.

Siemens’ turbine blade facility in Tillsonburg has produced the blades and CS Wind’s facility in Windsor manufactured the turbine towers.

The project also features TowerTEX’s TowerSHADE technology, which is used to mitigate the impact of night lights required by aviation regulations.

Pattern Energy CEO Mike Garland said, "South Kent Wind is our first in a series of wind projects in Ontario and we’re proud it has been delivered on time and within budget, despite a very harsh winter.

"This project was truly a collaborative effort – a total of 15 banks providing financing for an effort that involved 500 workers constructing 70 kilometers of roads, 124 wind turbines and 283 kilometers of electrical cable."

The South Kent farm has a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Ontario Power Authority.

Image: Samsung and Pattern Energy completes South Kent wind project in Ontario. Photo: Courtesy of pakorn /