Pattern, Samsung Acquire Wind Power Projects In Ontario

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Pattern Energy Group LP has partnered with Samsung Renewable Energy to acquire wind power projects in Ontario from Acciona and Boralex. These projects will be combined with Pattern and Samsung's larger South Kent Wind Farm, which is under development. The 270 MW wind farm is located in the Regional Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

Samsung and its partners have an agreement with the province of Ontario to provide 2,500 MW of new renewable energy. The first phase involves 400 MW of wind power and 100 MW of solar power. The companies have secured dedicated transmission capacity for these initial projects.

As part of the agreement with the province, Samsung and its partners will establish four manufacturing facilities in Ontario, creating 1,440 manufacturing and related jobs building wind and solar technology for use in Ontario and export across North America. Pattern and Samsung have agreed to develop more than 500 MW of wind power utilizing Ontario-made wind turbine components from the new factories in Tillsonburg and Windsor.

Pattern and Samsung recently announced the acquisition of land from the Fargo Wind Project from Suncor Energy and a nearby wind project development from Northland Power.

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