Haldimand County, Ontario
|Facility Megawatt Capacity||149|
|Power Purchaser||Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)|
gallons of water conserved
metric tons of CO2 avoided
*Offset metrics are based on comparison with region coal fleet emissions when available or average US coal fleet
Grand Renewable Wind, located in Haldimand County, Ontario, is a joint venture between Pattern Energy, a subsidiary of Samsung Renewable Energy Inc., and the Six Nations of the Grand River.
Our facility sits on numerous private land parcels. We have worked hard to get to know all the landowners and to act as good neighbors. We pay approximately $4 million a year directly into the local economy. Over 20 years, we will also pay an estimated $23 million in property taxes and contributions to a Community Vibrancy Fund.
The Community Vibrancy Fund supports land stewardship development and construction of recreational facilities, infrastructure, and community service. Specific fund recipients include local libraries, parks, and community halls.
One of our key partners is the Six Nations of the Grand River community. With over 26,000 community stakeholders, the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation seeks economic opportunities that align with community cultural values to assist in meeting the community’s needs.
Ontario workers have been involved in every aspect of Grand Renewable Wind. Approximately 500 workers were on site during peak construction activity, with 98% of the workforce from Ontario. 12 full-time employees currently operate and maintain the facility.
Grand Renewable Wind generates enough clean energy to power 50,000 Ontario homes. Our CO2 offsets, compared to coal-fired generation, are the equivalent of removing 83,000 cars from the road every year. We also annually conserve enough water to meet the needs of 12,000 Ontarians.
In additional to offsets and conservation, actively supporting wildlife is also critical. We donate to the local wildlife refuge and work with them for the wellbeing of all wildlife around our facility.
The 149 MW facility consists of 67 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines. Grand Renewable Wind commenced commercial operations in 2014.