|Facility Megawatt Capacity||270|
|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
South Kent Wind is located in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent in southwestern Ontario. This site is one of the most spread-out in our fleet, operating across more than 165 parcels of private land. From the top of the turbines we can see Detroit on a clear day.
We are committed to expanding benefits from the facility throughout the Chatham-Kent region. The South Kent Wind Community Fund was established to help build strong and vibrant communities in Chatham-Kent. The fund supports community, environmental, health and wellness, youth and education, First Nation, and Métis initiatives through a grant process administered by the Chatham Kent Community Foundation.
Additionally, $16 million of property taxes will support the Municipality and the Lambton-Kent District Schools. We hired 300 workers during construction, with up to 500 in peak periods, and have 20 permanent positions for operations.
South Kent Wind sits on 68,000 acres, although only 130 acres are affected during operations. The facility generates enough electricity to power 100,000 Ontario homes. Each year the facility conserves enough water to meet the needs of 24,000 Ontarians, and offsets the CO2 equivalent of removing 165,000 cars from the road.
South Kent Wind is a 270 MW joint venture between Pattern Energy and Samsung Renewable Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung C&T Corporation. The facility consists of 124 Ontario-made Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbines that reached commercial operations in 2014.
The project connects to the Hydro One Networks and sells 100% of its electrical output and environmental attributes under a power purchase agreement with the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator.