Belle River Wind

Municipality of Lakeshore, Ontario

The Belle River Wind facility near Lake St. Clair is a partnership between Pattern Energy, Samsung Renewable Energy, and Walpole Island First Nation.

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  • Our partner, Walpole Island First Nation (Bkejwanong Territory), encompasses six islands occupied by the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa peoples for thousands of years. The First Nation is committed to a sustainable future within its Traditional Territory, including being heavily involved in the renewable energy sector.

  • With turbine blades made in Tillsonburg, Ontario, and towers built in Windsor, Belle River Wind’s 40 Siemens Gamesa 3.2 MW turbines capture the region’s strong winds to produce renewable energy for the province.

  • Belle River Wind brings economic benefits to the Lakeshore community, including more than $4 million over the first 20 years of operations in property taxes for the Municipality, Essex County, and local schools.

Belle River Wind’s Community Benefits Program includes $6 million donated over the first 20 years of operations for the municipality to use on local initiatives, including community infrastructure and services, education programs, workforce training, energy sustainability, land stewardship, and public recreation. 

We place great importance on being an active part of the local communities where we have a presence.

Please let us know if your group would like a presentation or if you have suggestions for community sponsorships and local causes we can support.

Project construction was completed in 2017 and entailed more than 200 workers on-site during peak activity, with over 95% of the workforce from Ontario. With the help of local contractors, 10 team members operate and maintain the site.

Electricity produced by the 100 MW facility is equal to the annual needs of ~85,000 Ontarians and sold to the Independent Electricity System Operator under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

Ontario committed to phasing out coal-fired generation in 2002 and met that goal in 2014 with the help of wind energy. Today, wind turbines harness the wind across the province to generate homegrown energy without harmful emissions.

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1624 Lakeshore Rd 125
Belle River, ON N0R 1A0

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Belle River Wind – Documents


Post-Construction Monitoring Reports

Acoustic Audit

Public Meetings

REA Notices

Project Modifications


REA Documents

1. Final REA Reports – August 4, 2015

2. Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Reports – August 4, 2015

3. Natural Heritage Reports – updated September 4, 2015

4. Water Bodies Reports – August 4, 2015

Leave to Construct Transmission Line (OEB Act, 1998)

Application for Leave to Construct Transmission Line – January 7, 2016

Acoustic Audit