South Kent Wind

Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Ontario

South Kent Wind is Pattern Canada and Samsung Renewable Energy’s first joint venture project. It is one of the largest wind facilities in Ontario, producing electricity equal to the needs of nearly 250,000 Ontarians every year.

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  • South Kent Wind brings substantial economic benefits to the region, including approximately $16 million over the first 20 years of operations in property taxes for the Municipality and local schools. The facility also contributed $2.5 million to improve safety and user accessibility at the Chatham-Kent airport.

  • Ontario committed to phasing out coal-fired generation in 2002 and met that goal in 2014, the same year South Kent Wind became operational. Today, wind turbines harness the wind across the province to generate homegrown energy without harmful emissions.

  • The South Kent Wind (SKW) Community Fund supports local causes through a grant process administered by the Chatham Kent Community Foundation. Every year – in perpetuity – an estimated one-quarter of a million dollars is expected to be available for grant distribution among five areas of giving.

The Chatham Kent Community Foundation accepts grant applications for the SKW Community Fund on their website. Funds are distributed to qualifying non-profit organizations and support capital, operating, and special one-time costs for facilities, programs, and events. A committee of seven members from the community evaluate applications bi-annually.

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. 

The 270 MW South Kent Wind facility entails 124 Ontario-made 2.3 MW wind turbines with Siemens blades manufactured in Tillsonburg and CS Wind towers built in Windsor using steel from the province. 

South Kent Wind had more than 500 workers on-site during peak construction activity, with 99% of the workforce from Ontario. With the help of local contractors, 20 team members operate and maintain the facility. 

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5873 Seventh Line W
Merlin, ON N0P 1W0

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South Kent Wind – Documents

Immission Audit

Handouts

REA Notices

REA Documents

Leave to Construct Documents

Application for Electricity Generation License