Harvesting the Wind for Ontario

North Kent Wind commenced commercial operations in February 2018. It is a joint venture between Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. (Samsung), Pattern Canada, Bkejwanong First Nation (Walpole Island), and Entegrus Renewable Energy Inc.

Samsung Renewable Energy

Samsung is creating clean, renewable energy for generations to come. Together with its partners, Samsung is making a $5-billion investment in Ontario. Our investment has created 900 direct renewable energy manufacturing jobs and 9,000 high skilled jobs in the Province. Built on Samsung C&T's commercial and technical expertise, and the success of its renewable energy projects in other countries,  Samsung is creating real jobs, through real investment, benefiting real people. 

Pattern Canada

Pattern Canada is the country's largest operator of wind power, with more than 1,800 MW of wind power installed across the nation.

We are based in Toronto and operate ten wind facilities located in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, and British Columbia. Construction of these facilities involved approximately 4,300 Canadian workers and more than 120 managers and technicians are operating and maintaining the sites today.

Our facilities are investing more than $25 million into Canada's economy every year through property taxes, landowner royalties, and community benefit programs. The community benefit programs are contributing millions of dollars to local initiatives, as well as to environmental, educational, and indigenous causes. For more information, please visit www.patterncanada.ca

Bkejwanong First Nation

Bkejwanong First Nation (Walpole Island) is located near Wallaceburg, Ontario, at the mouth of the St. Clair River. It encompasses six islands that have been occupied by the Ojibwe, Potawatomi and Odawa peoples for thousands of years. Walpole Island has never been set apart as a reserve, giving it the distinction of being unceded territory. The First Nation is committed to a sustainable future within its Traditional Territory, which includes being heavily involved in the renewable energy sector over the past decade. This has culminated in equity participation in four wind energy projects totalling 350 MW.

Entegrus Renewable Energy Inc.

Entegrus Renewable Energy Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Entegrus Inc. that was incorporated to make investments in wind developments in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent on behalf of its shareholders. The Entegrus group of companies directly operates and maintains electricity distribution systems for over 58,000 customers in Southwestern Ontario,
provides general administrative services, namely in the areas of customer care, billing, call center operations and collection services for companies focused on electricity supply, transmission and distribution, and water supply. Entegrus is committed to maintaining safe, reliable operations while providing high levels of service to its customers, partners and the communities it serves.