Onatrio will see its first blade factory as part of a plan to meet a wind turbine manufacturer and transmission company’s demand. Siemens, Samsung C&T, and Pattern Energy have agreed to supply up to 600 MW of wind turbines to serve the Ontario renewables market. The agreement is under Ontario’s Green Energy Act and its associated feed-in tariff program.
Under this first phase of development, Samsung has committed to develop 2,000 MW of wind power over the next six years. Siemens will supply wind turbines at selected projects in southern Ontario. So far, the company has installed a total of 130, 2.3-MW wind turbines at Kruger Energy’s 101.2-MW Port Alma wind farm and TransAlta’s 197.8-MW Wolfe Island wind farm in Ontario, and is supplying an additional 152 units of its 2.3-MW wind turbines to four recently announced projects.
“Attracting the province’s first-ever turbine blade factory is a major milestone in Ontario’s plan to create 50,000 jobs and become a North American leader in the clean energy economy,” says Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Brad Duguid.
Pattern Energy www.paternenergy.com
Samsung C&T www.samsungcnt.com
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