Samsung, Pattern Development ink 20-year PPA for Ontario wind project

30 September 2014 (Last Updated September 30th, 2014 18:30)

Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Development have signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for the 100MW Belle River Wind project with the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) of Canada.

Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Development have signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for the 100MW Belle River Wind project with the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) of Canada.

Under the contract, the two companies will jointly develop, own and operate the project, which is based in Lakeshore, Ontario.

Samsung C&T vice-president Steve Cho said: "Belle River Wind is the fifth wind project of our $5bn Green Renewable Energy Investment here in Ontario."

"Samsung is dedicated to delivering meaningful benefits to communities where we are building clean, renewable energy projects."

"Samsung is proud to be a part of the Belle River community and excited about our partnership with the township that will create local jobs.

"Samsung is dedicated to delivering meaningful benefits to communities where we are building clean, renewable energy projects."

Pattern Development CEO Mike Garland said: "This is our fifth project in Ontario, which will result in a combined 970MW of wind energy that will be able to power up to 350,000 homes in the province each year.

Once operational, the 100MW project is expected to generate enough electricity for more than 35,000 Ontario households.

Compared to power generation with coal, the Belle River Wind project is likely to conserve freshwater for 9,000 people in the Canadian province and can help avoid more than 300,000t of CO2 emissions in a year.

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