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