Harvesting the Wind for Ontario
Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) are developing the Armow Wind project in the Municipality of Kincardine. The project will provide enough clean and renewable energy equal to the energy needs of approximately 70,000 homes. The 180 MW wind project will bring many benefits to the Kincardine community, including more than $75 million over 20 years in property taxes, landowner lease royalties and community benefits. The project will fund a long-term community benefits program, which will support education and other initiatives, including a contribution of $1 million to the Kincardine Airport to improve local operations.
Good planning includes the involvement of the community as a key partner. Armow Wind has established a Community Liaison Committee (CLC) to discuss the important aspects of construction and operation of the Armow Wind Project. This committee is a requirement of Armow Wind's Renewable Energy Approval (REA) and will serve as a forum to share ideas, express concerns and to provide the community with ongoing updates about the Project. An independent, third-party facilitator from AECOM has been retained to facilitate the Armow Wind Project Community Liaison Committee meetings.