Built by Ontario workers with Ontario-made products, Armow Wind is now creating clean power for up to 70,000 Ontario homes each year
TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Armow Wind power facility in Ontario is now up and running. Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP (“Pattern Development”) today announced their 180 megawatt (MW) Armow Wind power facility. For it has completed construction and is fully operational. Armow Wind is expected to generate enough clean energy to power approximately 70,000 Ontario homes each year. That’s based on average annual residential energy use in Ontario.
“Samsung is proud to complete our fourth wind project under our Green Energy Investment Agreement with the government of Ontario,” said Steve Cho, Vice President, Samsung C&T. “Armow Wind created more than 350 jobs during peak construction. Moreover and supported over 750 workers. That’s from our Ontario manufacturing facilities. Samsung and its partners are creating jobs. Also they are investing in the community. One which is benefiting real people in Kincardine and across the province.”
Constructed utilizing Ontario-made products, Armow Wind provided jobs for more than 350 Ontario workers during peak construction activity with an average of 200 workers on-site throughout the construction process. Towers for the 91 Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbines were made in Windsor and the 273 blades were manufactured in Tillsonburg by more than 750 Ontario workers.
David Hickey, Vice President, Wind Power & Renewables, Siemens Canada Limited commented. He added that Siemens is proud to be a key supplier for our partners on another successful wind project in Ontario. With locally produced steel. Also towers and blades. So Armow Wind is another great example of the positive economic impact the wind power industry. For it has such a positive impact on the Province of Ontario. Moreover its a great step towards environmental sustainability.
In addition to producing clean power, Armow Wind is bringing strong economic benefits to the Kincardine community, including more than $75 million over 20 years in property taxes, landowner lease royalties and community benefits. Armow Wind committed $13.6 million dollars to the Municipality of Kincardine as part of a long-term Community Benefit Program, which supports education and other initiatives, including a contribution of $1 million to the Kincardine Airport to improve local operations.
The Armow Wind power facility operates under a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).