Wind Turbine Safety Notice

As with any structure, wind turbines can accumulate ice under certain conditions. During the cold weather months, ice can build-up on the wind turbine blades and fall to the ground in sheets. This falling ice could cause injury to people or damage to anything within 100 metres of the turbine tower bases. It is often difficult to see the ice that may have formed on the blades or have any warning of when the ice could fall.

Harvesting the Wind for Ontario 

Pattern Energy and Samsung’s South Kent Wind reached commercial operation in 2014. The 270 megawatt (MW) wind facility is one of the largest operating in Ontario and is expected to produce clean, renewable energy for approximately 100,000 Ontario homes each year.

We are committed to expanding benefits from the facility throughout the Chatham-Kent region. The South Kent Wind (SKW) Community Fund was established to help build strong and vibrant communities in Chatham-Kent. The SKW Community Fund supports community, environmental, health and wellness, youth and education, and First Nation and Métis initiatives through a grant process administered by the Chatham Kent Community Foundation. Every year – in perpetuity – an estimated one-quarter of a million dollars is expected to be available for grant distribution among the five areas of giving.

Samsung and Pattern Energy’s wind power projects in Ontario are creating thousands of manufacturing and construction jobs, contributing significant property taxes to host communities, and providing millions of dollars for schools and important community projects.

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