A website dedicated to the K2 Wind Project has been developed by the partnership. The site includes all Project updates and Notices since June 6, 2012.
Please visit www.k2wind.ca for recent project information regarding the Project.
Expanding Ontario’s Renewable Power Generation Potential
On August 3rd, 2011 Capital Power LP (“Capital Power”), the legal entity that directly and indirectly holds substantially all of Capital Power Corporation’s (TSX: CPX) assets, and Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. (“Samsung”), and Pattern Renewable Holdings Canada ULC (“Pattern”) ”) announced that they have entered into a limited partnership (“the partnership”) for the development, construction and operation of a 270 megawatt (MW) wind power project to be known as the K2 Wind Power Project (“K2 Wind” or “the Project”).
Formerly referred to as the Kingsbridge II Wind Power Project, K2 Wind will continue to be developed in the Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh (“ACW”) in southwestern Ontario.
Capital Power will continue to lead the provincial Renewable Energy Approval (REA) process for the project. Please see the news release for more information.
The countryside of ACW represents one of Ontario’s best areas for wind power generation. The partnership plans to build upon the success of Capital Power’s existing 40 MW Kingsbridge I Wind Operation (Kingsbridge I), which is also located in ACW. Since 2006, Kingsbridge I delivered enough emission free electricity to meet the annual needs of 12,500 Ontario homes (annual average). In 2007 and 2008, Kingsbridge I had the highest capacity rating of any wind power generation site in Ontario.
Please note the Notice of a Proposal to Engage in a Renewable Energy Project, Notice of Draft Site Plan and Notice of Public Meeting issued on June 6, 2012 supersede similar notices previously issued in respect of any prior wind project configurations on the Project site.
Working with the Community
Looking ahead to K2 Wind , Capital Power will continue to develop and maintain strong relationships with our neighbours throughout our Project area. We will be undertaking extensive discussions with these and other stakeholders beginning with the detailed design work for the Project. Our goal is to develop a Project that, to the greatest extent possible, is both environmentally sound and respects the values and interests of the local community.
Renewable energy projects like K2 Wind, will help to meet Ontario’s clean energy targets, while creating jobs and stimulating further economic activity in the province
Natural Heritage, Water and Cultural Heritage Assessment and Public Consultation Process
Capital Power is undertaking cultural and natural heritage assessments, water assessments, and a public consultation process within the Renewable Energy Approvals (REA) process. For more information on the Ontario REA please visit http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/en/business/green-energy/ .
If you wish to receive Project newsletters, have questions or require additional information please contact us by email at K2Wind@capitalpower.com
or by phone at 519-524-2760.
Last reviewed: February 14, 2013