K2 Wind Overview

  • 270 MW wind power generation project with 140 Ontario-made Siemens turbines
  • Annual energy equivalent of approximately 100,000 Ontario homes
  • $9 million estimated in property taxes generated over 20 years
  • $1,500 annual Community Renewable Energy Benefit to qualifying landowners
  • $15 million contributed over 20 years to the Township of ACW for community initiatives
  • More than $5 million estimated in direct spending each year of facility operations
  • Average of 300 workers were onsite during project construction, with more than 400 during peak construction activity
  • Approximately 20 permanent jobs on-site for operations, in addition to the use of local subcontractors

Benefits of Wind Energy

  • Is an inexhaustible resource
  • Benefits the environment and helps fight climate change
  • Is compatible with mixed land use: grazing, agriculture, and hunting
  • Creates job opportunities in local areas
  • Provides a steady income to farmers and property-owners
  • Strengthens the local tax base, helping to improve town services, including schools, police and fire departments
  • Provides more direct economic impacts than new fossil fuel plants
  • Produces energy with stable production costs, offering a hedge against other energy sources with volatile fuel markets