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Pattern and Samsung buys 180 MW Canadian wind farm

Pattern Energy Group LP and Samsung Renewable Energy are acquiring the 180 MW Armow wind farm in Ontario from Acciona.

By Kari Williamson

The Armow wind farm, which is in the Township of Kincardine, will utilise locally sourced wind turbine components from the Siemens factories in Tillsonburg and Windsor.

The project is expected to begin construction in 2013 and be completed in 2014.

Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern Energy, says: “We were attracted to the Armow project for its strong wind resource, support from the municipality and friendly landowners. Together with Samsung, we will be assuming all of the existing real estate contracts with landowners and will actively take over permitting and development of the project.”

Pattern and Samsung have already signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) for the Armow project and three additional wind power projects under development in Ontario, totalling 870 MW.

The other three projects in Ontario are the 270 MW South Kent Wind project under development in Chatham-Kent, the 270 MW K2 Wind project in the Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh and 150 MW of wind from the Grand Renewable Energy Park, a wind and solar power project under development in Haldimand County.

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