Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Pattern Energy Group LP have formed a partnership with Six Nations of the Grand River – the most populated First Nations community in Canada – to build a combined wind and solar project in Haldimand County, Ontario.
Under the terms of the definitive agreement, Six Nations may choose to participate in the project by electing an equity holding or royalty for each of the wind and solar developments.
The project, called the Grand River Renewable Energy Park, is a 250 MW first phase of Samsung's investment in Ontario. Samsung and Pattern are completing the technical studies and approvals necessary to begin construction, which is expected to start this fall.
"The Grand River Renewable Energy Park is a template for how Six Nations can finally begin to realize benefits from the ongoing development within the Haldimand Tract," says Six Nations' Chief Montour. "The fact that the development itself is clean and sustainable simply adds to the overall attractiveness of the project."