Pattern, Samsung Expand Wind Turbine Agreement

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Pattern Energy Group LP and Samsung Renewable Energy have announced the completion of an expanded agreement with Siemens to supply turbines for four wind energy projects totaling 870 MW.

Up to 600 jobs are expected to be created from CS Wind's tower and Siemens' blade factories in Windsor and Tillsonburg, Ontario, respectively, according to Pattern Energy.

‘By committing to Ontario-made turbines, we are focused on bringing new jobs and revenue to the province, along with clean energy,’ says Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern Energy. ‘The creation of up to 600 new jobs is direct evidence of the successful framework established by the Green Energy Act and Green Energy Investment Agreement.’

The four wind projects under development in Ontario are the 270 MW South Kent project in Chatham-Kent, the 150 MW Grand Renewable Energy Park in Haldimand County, the 270 MW K2 project in Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh and the 180 MW Armow project in Kincardine.

Samsung and its partners have committed to bring C$7 billion in investment to Ontario to create 2,500 MW of new renewable energy sources, according to the company.

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