South Kent Wind

South Kent Wind map

Location Chatham-Kent, Ontario
Power Purchaser Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)
Turbine Manufacturer Siemens
Turbine Size 2.3 MW
Number of Turbines 124
Project Capacity 270 MW
Revenue PPA
Contract Tenor 2034
Commercial Operation Q2 2014

South Kent Wind is a 270 MW project located in the Regional Municipality of Chatham-Kent in southwestern Ontario. South Kent Wind is a 50/50 joint venture between Pattern Energy and Samsung Renewable Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung C&T Corporation, with shared development and financing responsibilities. The project consists of 124 2.3 MW Siemens Energy wind turbines that have been de-rated to a range from 1.903 MW to 2.221 MW in order to facilitate permitting compliance. The wind turbine blades were manufactured by Siemens in Tillsonburg, Ontario and the towers were manufactured by CS Wind in Windsor, Ontario.

The South Kent Wind project began construction in early 2013 and commenced commercial operations in the first quarter of 2014. Construction was performed by RES Canada, an affiliate of RES-Americas, which is a leading wind power construction provider with whom we have worked in the past. Local subcontractors were involved in all aspects of project construction – from building access roads, laying rebar and pouring concrete to installing the Ontario-made wind turbines.

The project sells 100% of its electrical output and environmental attributes under a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). South Kent Wind will connect to the Hydro One Networks, Inc. 230 kV transmission system at the existing Chatham switching station.

The South Kent Wind project is located on approximately 165 distinct private land parcels and has entered into long-term lease agreements with the landowners.