in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES Canada) has started construction on the 270 MW South Kent Wind project. Located within the municipality of Chatham-Kent, Ontario, the project is being developed by Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Pattern Energy Group LP.

RES Canada was selected to serve as the general contractor and will oversee project management of all construction activities. The South Kent project includes 124 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines manufactured in Ontario, including towers from facilities in Windsor and blades from Tillsonburg.

“RES Canada is excited to be selected as the construction manager for South Kent Wind, the biggest wind project ever built in Ontario. This project is a milestone for RES Canada and for clean energy production in Ontario,” says Peter Clibbon, vice president of development at RES Canada.

South Kent Wind represents an investment of about $700 million in Ontario's renewable energy infrastructure by Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy Group. Construction is expected to last approximately one year, with up to 500 workers expected on-site during peak construction.





Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Senate Passes Tax Extenders Bill With Wind PTC Extension

The legislation, which passed in the U.S. House earlier this month, will renew the critical production tax credit through the end of 2014 - giving developers only about two weeks left to start construction.


Transmission Study Shows Nebraska Could Handle A Lot More Wind Power

A new report released by the Nebraska Power Review Board finds that the state already has enough infrastructure to accommodate at least 2 GW of additional wind generation.


Can Wind Energy And Birds Coexist? Environmental Group Says Yes

The Environmental Defense Fund, a supporter of responsible wind energy development, points out ways to help mitigate impacts of turbines on birds and bats.


Another Study Finds Wind Turbines Do Not Affect Nearby Property Values

Research conducted by the University of Guelph focused on regions in Ontario, and the conclusion echoes that of previous studies.


Too Little, Too Late? U.S. House Approves Wind PTC Extension

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a tax extenders package that would renew the wind production tax credit (PTC) and about 50 other expired tax breaks through 2014. The wind industry argues the short-term fix is virtually no fix at all.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015