Toronto, September 12, 2011 — Pattern Energy Group LP partnered with Samsung Renewable Energy to acquire the Armow wind power project in Ontario from Acciona.
The capacity of the wind energy project, located in the township of Kincardine, has been increased to 180 MW, allowing it to produce enough clean energy each year to power nearly 50,000 local homes. It will also prevent more than 675,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere each year, compared to coal-fired generation.
The Armow wind farm will use local Ontario-made wind turbine components from the new Siemens factories in Tillsonburg and Windsor. The project is expected to begin construction in 2013 and be completed in 2014.
Pattern and Samsung recently announced they have signed power purchase agreements with the Ontario Power Authority for the Armow project and three additional wind power projects under development in Ontario.
The four wind projects will provide a total of 870 MW of clean wind energy, enough to power more than 300,000 homes every year. The other three projects in Ontario are the 270 MW South Kent Wind project under development in Chatham-Kent, the 270 MW K2 Wind project in the Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh and 150 MW of wind from the Grand Renewable Energy Park, a wind and solar power project under development in Haldimand County.
Pattern and Samsung will be using Ontario-made wind turbine components for the four projects totaling 870 MW. A total of 600 MW of wind turbine components are currently committed from the new factories in Tillsonburg and Windsor.
Samsung and its partners have committed to bring $7 billion in investment to Ontario to create 2,500 MW of new renewable energy sources. This investment is helping to establish four manufacturing facilities in Ontario, creating 1,440 jobs building wind and solar technology for use in Ontario and export across North America.