Hiring Begins as K2 Wind Power Project Moves Forward, Creating Jobs and Investment in Ontario

Hiring Begins as K2 Wind Power Project Moves Forward, Creating Jobs and 
Investment in Ontario 
1,000 Ontario jobs and over $5 million injected into local economy each year 
GODERICH, Ontario, Feb. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The K2 Wind Power Project  (K2 Wind) 
has begun hiring workers for the construction of one of Ontario's most 
promising renewable energy projects following a ruling by the Environmental 
Review Tribunal, which dismissed the appeal of K2's Renewable Energy Approval. 
The 270 megawatt (MW) K2 wind power project will use 140 Ontario-made wind 
turbines. Over 1,000 workers from across southwestern Ontario will be involved 
in the manufacturing and assembly of the wind turbines, site construction and 
operations. K2 Wind held an employment and supplier recruiting event in 
Goderich on February 12. Over 270 people attended the event, which was 
designed to engage workers and companies in the area and region. Expressions 
of interest in available positions can be emailed to K2Wind@capitalpower.com. 
Upon completion, the K2 wind power project will generate clean, renewable 
energy equal to the needs of approximately 100,000 Ontario homes each year. 
Once in operation, K2 Wind is expected to inject between $5 and $6 million in 
direct spending into the local economy each year of its operation. K2 Wind is 
being developed jointly by Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. (Samsung), Pattern 
Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) and Capital Power LP (Capital Power). 
"We conduct a great deal of preparation for our projects, working with the 
community to build the best project possible – and we're pleased the 
tribunal agreed with that position," said Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern 
Development.  "As the construction process begins, we're looking to hire for 
hundreds of jobs at the K2 Wind project, which will use 140 Ontario-made wind 
towers and turbine blades manufactured in Tillsonburg and Windsor, 
respectively. We look forward to being good neighbors for the long-term and 
making meaningful contributions to community-based initiatives and local 
"Samsung is thankful to be working with the Township of 
Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh on the construction of this important project," 
said Ki-Jung Kim, Executive Vice President, Samsung C & T Corporation. "We are 
proud to produce hundreds of megawatts of clean energy, create thousands of 
high-skilled jobs and provide millions of dollars in community investment, all 
of which will benefit real people in the community." 
"This decision enables K2 Wind to invest millions of dollars into the 
community in the form of property taxes, community benefits, landowner lease 
payments, local contracting and employment," said Paul Wendelgass, Project 
Lead for Capital Power. "Moving ahead with this project will help provide 
employment and business opportunities to the community and bring long term 
benefits to the Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh." 
K2 Wind has created a Community Benefits Fund Agreement with the Township of 
Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh to deliver approximately $15 million in funding for 
community initiatives over the next 20 years. K2 Wind will generate more than 
$3.2 million in annual revenue to some 90 farm families through land lease 
agreements and other benefits. In addition, K2 Wind's Community Renewable 
Energy Benefit will provide an annual payment of $1500 to the owner of any 
residence located within one kilometre of Project infrastructure during the 
Project's operation. More information about the Project is available at 
Initial construction activities are expected to commence in the first quarter 
of 2014, with commercial operation anticipated in the second half of 2015. 
Power from the project will be sold to the Ontario Power Authority. 
About Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. 
Samsung Renewable Energy is creating clean, renewable energy for generations 
to come. Together with our partners, Samsung is making a $5-billion investment 
in Ontario to create the world's largest cluster of wind and solar power. Our 
investments will create 900 direct renewable energy manufacturing jobs and 
9,000 high-skilled jobs in Ontario. Built on Samsung C&T's commercial and 
technical expertise and the success of its renewable energy projects in 
several countries – including the United States and Europe – Samsung is 
creating real jobs, through real investment, benefitting real people. For more 
information, please visit www.samsungrenewableenergy.ca. 
About Pattern Development 
Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) is a leader in developing 
renewable energy and transmission assets. Pattern Development operates and 
manages wind power projects through its affiliated public entity, Pattern 
Energy Group Inc. (Pattern Energy). With a long history in wind energy, 
Pattern Development's highly-experienced team has developed, financed and 
placed into operation more than 3,000 MW of wind power projects. A strong 
commitment to promoting environmental stewardship drives the Company's 
dedication in working closely with communities to create premier renewable 
energy projects. Pattern Development has offices in San Francisco, San Diego, 
Houston, New York, and Toronto. 
About Capital Power 
Capital Power (TSX: CPX) is a growth-oriented North American power producer 
headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta. The company develops, acquires, operates 
and optimizes power generation from a variety of energy sources. Capital Power 
owns more than 2,600 megawatts of power generation capacity at 14 facilities 
across North America and owns 371 megawatts of capacity through a power 
purchase agreement. An additional 490 megawatts of owned generation capacity 
is under construction or in advanced development in Alberta and Ontario. 
Media contacts: 
Tim Smitheman Samsung Renewable Energy 416-817-9362  t.smitheman@samsung.com 
Matt Dallas Pattern Development 917-363-1333  matt.dallas@patternenergy.com 
Jay Shukin Capital Power 778-433-1707  jshukin@capitalpower.com

SOURCE  Pattern Energy Group LP 
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