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Samsung and Pattern Energy commission 180MW Armow Wind power facility in Canada

CTBR Staff Writer Published 02 February 2016

Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy have commissioned the 180MW Armow Wind power facility in Ontario, Canada which was developed as a joint venture between the companies.

The wind farm features 91 units of Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbine model which will generate clean electricity that will be enough to power close to 70,000 homes annually.

The electricity generated at the facility will be sold to Independent Electricity System Operator, under a
20-year power purchase agreement.

The towers for turbines were manufactured in Windsor and the 273 blades were made in Tillsonburg by more than 750 Ontario workers.

During the construction phase, the project created more than 350 jobs.

Pattern Development CEO Mike Garland said: "Armow Wind is a great example of how Ontario is changing the future of electricity. Armow Wind is a project that produces clean, renewable energy and that was built by Ontario workers with Ontario-made wind turbine components.

"Armow Wind is now generating millions of dollars in local lease payments and property taxes, updating the local airport, and improving the community of Kincardine through our community benefits program."

The Armow Wind facility will bring more than $75m in property taxes over a period of 20 years, landowner lease royalties and community benefits. It committed $13.6m to the Municipality of Kincardine as part of a long-term Community Benefit Program, which supports education and other initiatives, including a contribution of $1m to the Kincardine Airport to improve local operations.