180 megawatt Armow Wind project comes online in Kincardine, Ont.
by Cleantech Canada Staff
Bruce County facility will power up to 70,000 homes each year
TORONTO—Not far from the shores of Lake Huron, 91 wind turbines have begun pumping 180 megawatts of clean energy into the Ontario’s power grid.
Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Pattern Energy Group have announced the Armow Wind power facility, located outside Kincardine, Ont. is now up and running, producing enough power to electrify approximately 70,000 Ontario homes each year.
“Armow Wind is a great example of how Ontario is changing the future of electricity,” Mike Garland, the CEO of Pattern Development, said. “Armow Wind is a project that produces clean, renewable energy and that was built by Ontario workers with Ontario-made wind turbine components.”
The project employed 350 workers on-site during peak construction, while more than 750 Ontario manufacturers worked to build the project’s components. The towers for the 91 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines were manufactured in Windsor, while workers in Tillsonburg built the 273 blades.
Armow Wind is operating under a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Independent Electricity System Operator.