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Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy Group have broken ground on their Grand Renewable Wind (GRW) project, located in Haldimand County, Ontario.

According to the partners, the 150 MW project will utilize 67 Ontario-made wind turbines: Siemens' facility in Tillsonburg is manufacturing blades for the project, and CS Wind's plant in Windsor is using Ontario-sourced steel to manufacture the towers.

The partners says there will be an average of 200 workers on-site throughout project construction and approximately 300 workers during peak periods. Construction is scheduled for completion in 2014, and the Ontario Power Authority will buy the project’s output under a power purchase agreement.

Further, Samsung and Pattern have entered into an equity partnership with Six Nations of the Grand River. Upon project completion, the Six Nations community will own 10% of GRW. Samsung and Pattern have also announced a $400,000 donation to the Grand River Post-Secondary Education Office, which will increase opportunities for Six Nations students.

“The Grand Renewable Energy Park wind project is an excellent example of local engagement and Aboriginal community participation,” says Ontario Minister of Energy Bob Chiarelli. “In addition to providing clean, renewable energy, this project will produce significant economic benefits for Haldimand County and Six Nations of the Grand River.”

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