Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy Group have completed and commenced operations at their 270MW South Kent Wind project in Ontario, Canada.
The project, which can provide clean renewable energy for around 100,000 homes each year, utilizes 124 Siemens 2.3MW wind turbines. It uses TowerTEX’s TowerSHADE technology to mitigate the impact of night lights required by aviation regulations.
Pattern Energy CEO Mike Garland said that South Kent Wind is the firm’s first in a series of wind projects in Ontario.
"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," added Garland.
In addition, both the firms are engaged in the construction of 150MW Grand Renewable Energy Park in Haldimand County, Ontario.
They are also developing 180MW Armow Wind project in the municipality of Kincardine, and the 270MW K2 Wind project, along with Capital Power, in the Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh.
Image: South Kent Wind utilizes 124 Siemens 2.3MW wind turbines. Photo: courtesy of chrisroll / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.