Samsung, Pattern Development sign 100 MW wind power deal in Ontario

Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy Group LP signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) for the 100 MW Belle River Wind project in Ontario.

Samsung and Pattern Development will jointly develop, own and operate the Belle River Wind project, which will be built in Lakeshore, Ontario.

Belle River Wind is the fifth wind project of our $5 billion Green Renewable Energy Investment in Ontario.

The five projects will result in a combined 970 MW of wind energy that will be able to power up to 350,000 homes in the province each year.

Compared to coal-fired generation, the Belle River Wind project would conserve enough water to meet the annual freshwater needs of nearly 9,000 Ontarians and avoid more than 300,000 tonnes of CO2 each year — the equivalent of taking more than 60,000 cars off the roads, according to emission rates from the Ontario Ministry of Environment and southwestern Ontario per capita water consumption from Environment Canada.

Each year the 100 MW Belle River Wind project will generate energy equal to the annual electricity needs of more than 35,000 Ontario homes, assuming the average annual residential energy use from the Ontario Ministry of Energy.

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