Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy Group have commissioned the 149MW Grand Renewable Wind facility in Ontario, Canada.

Located in Haldimand County, the project has been developed by Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy Group in partnership with Six Nations of the Grand River.

Featuring 67 Siemens 2.3MW turbines, the facility will connect to the Hydro One Networks’ N5N 230 kV transmission line.

Power generated from the facility will be sold to Ontario’s provincially owned Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

Ontario Minister of Energy Bob Chiarelli said: "Wind provides clean, emission-free electricity for Ontarians while creating thousands of jobs and economic opportunities.

"Collaborative projects like this one will help wind reach 15 per cent of the province’s installed capacity by 2025."

Samsung C&T Canada served as the construction contractor for the facility, which is expected to annually generate enough energy for about 50,000 households in Ontario.

Pattern Energy CEO Mike Garland said: "The commissioning of the Grand Renewable Wind facility by the end of 2014 brings our number of Ontario facilities to two in operation, two in construction and two in late stage development, totaling 1,269 megawatts to be installed in the province by 2018."