RES Canada Starts Construction on Samsung-Pattern Wind Project

~ Blades and Towers Made in Ontario - Up to 500 New Construction Jobs 
MONTREAL, April 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES 
Canada), a leader in the construction of wind and solar projects in Canada, is 
pleased to announce it has started construction on the 270MW South Kent Wind 
project.  Located within the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, the project is 
being developed by Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. and Pattern Energy Group LP. 
RES Canada was selected to serve as the general contractor and will oversee 
project management of all construction activities.  The South Kent Wind 
project gives a large boost to the Ontario wind energy supply chain, with 
components of 124 Siemens 2.3MW turbines manufactured in the province, 
including towers from facilities in Windsor, and blades from Tillsonburg.  
Once completed, the wind farm is expected to produce enough clean, renewable 
energy to power more than 100,000 Ontario homes. 
"RES Canada is excited to be selected as the construction manager for South 
Kent Wind, the biggest wind project ever built in Ontario. This project is a 
milestone for RES Canada and for clean energy production in Ontario," said 
Peter Clibbon, Vice President of Development for RES Canada. 
South Kent Wind represents an investment of approximately $700 million in 
Ontario's renewable energy infrastructure by Samsung Renewable Energy and 
Pattern Energy Group. 
"Samsung was selected by the Ontario Government for our expertise in the 
alternative energy field and proven track record of constructing projects of 
similar scale around the world," said Yoon-Gyung Boo, Executive Vice President 
of Samsung C&T Corporation (Samsung Renewable Energy's parent company). "We 
are pleased to partner with RES Canada on this project, which will create 
hundreds of new construction and manufacturing jobs for Ontarians." 
"We're looking forward to working with RES Canada on the South Kent Wind 
project," said Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern Energy.  "This wind farm will not 
only generate significant amounts of renewable energy for Ontario, it will 
also provide a boost to Chatham-Kent's economy by creating jobs and generating 
tax revenue." 
South Kent Wind will be the tenth renewable energy project built by RES 
Canada, bringing the total megawatts the company has constructed / is 
currently constructing in Canada to 631MW of wind and 30MW of solar.  
Construction is expected to last approximately one year, with up to 500 
workers expected onsite during peak construction. 
RES Canada strives to maximize the economic benefits to the local community by 
using local companies and hiring locally whenever possible, and will be 
holding two information sessions regarding employment opportunities for 
safety-conscious individuals with experience or interest in 
construction-related positions (professional, skilled, and unskilled). 
South Kent Wind Employment Information Sessions 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013               Thursday, April 4, 2013 
10:00am – 6:00pm                 10:00am – 5:00pm 
Rudy H. Brown Rural Development Centre 
Ridgetown Community Classroom          St Clair College 
University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus 1001 Grand Avenue West 
120 Main St. East                      Chatham Kent, ON N7L 4Z6 
Ridgetown, ON N0P 2C0 
|Contact:|Alex Demers                                                                                                   
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About Renewable Energy Systems Canada and Renewable Energy Systems Americas: 
Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES Canada) was founded in 2003 and is 
based in Montreal, Quebec. RES Canada is active with development and 
construction services across Canada. RES Canada has 631MW of wind and 30MW of 
solar built or under construction in Canada, which also includes Alberta's 
largest wind farm, the 150MW Halkirk Wind Project, completed in 2012.  RES 
Canada offers a full suite of development and construction services for wind, 
solar, and transmission projects.  RES Canada is part of the RES Group, a 
leading international renewable energy developer, and is an affiliate of RES 
Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) is a fully-integrated 
renewable energy company that develops, constructs, owns, and operates 
projects across North America. The company employs more than 275 full-time 
professionals working throughout North America, has constructed or has under 
construction more than 5,700MW of renewable energy, and offers a full suite of 
development and construction services for wind, solar, and transmission 
projects. RES Americas' corporate office is located in Broomfield, CO with 
regional offices located in Austin, TX and Minneapolis, MN. 
For more information, please visit 
Media Contacts 
Anna Giovinetto  (303) 439-4225, 
Peter Clibbon (514) 525-2113, 
SOURCE: Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. 
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