$100 million investments by Siemens and CS Wind demonstrate significance of Ontario’s Green Energy Act

Hannover, Germany – April 8, 2013 – HANNOVER MESSE 2013 – The
Ontario Clean Technology Alliance is attending Hannover MESSE, the world’s
leading industrial technology showcase with 180,000-plus visitors, with news of a
milestone order by Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern
Energy Group LP (Pattern) for the supply and commissioning of 124 wind
turbines for the South Kent Wind project.

All blades for the project will be manufactured by Siemens at the company’s wind
turbine blade facility in Tillsonburg, Ontario, with production and hiring ramping
up to capacity in order to fulfill the agreement. Towers for the project will be
manufactured at CS Wind’s facility in Windsor using Ontario-made steel.

Combined, Siemens and CS Wind are expected to create up to 600 jobs in
Ontario associated with South Kent Wind and subsequent projects. The
Tillsonburg plant is the first production facility of its kind in Ontario. The
investments by Siemens and CS Wind, totaling more than $100 million (CAD)
demonstrate the progress of the Green Energy Investment Agreement between
Samsung and the Ontario Government and underscore the significance of the
Green Energy Act as part of the Province’s commitment to economic
development and environmental sustainability.

“In 2009, the Green Energy Act (GEA) helped spark significant growth in
the production of clean and renewable energy in Ontario. Since then, Ontario’s
clean energy initiatives have been successful, creating over 20,000 jobs, and is
on track to create 50,000 more jobs while attracting more than $27 billion in
private-sector investment,” says Rob Nolan, 2013 Chair of the Ontario Clean
Technology Alliance and Manager, Investment Attraction for the Regional
Municipality of Durham. Nolan is part of the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance
team that is at Hannover MESSE meeting with companies looking to invest in
Ontario’s clean technology sector, and take advantage of an economic growth
strategy, backed by a comprehensive series of legislative, regulatory and policy
initiatives specifically designed to support the expansion of clean, green
industries.

According to the Canadian Wind Energy Association, Canada is the ninth largest
producer of wind energy in the world with current installed capacity at roughly
6,500 MW. Siemens holds a leading position in the Ontario market, and
subsequent to the South Kent order, Ontario will join Washington, Texas and
Iowa as territories in North America with more than 1,000 MW of Siemens
installed capacity.

About the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance

The Ontario Clean Technology Alliance offers a highly educated workforce,
excellent growth opportunities, a low-risk business environment, and generous
R&D tax credits that are the envy of other countries. The Alliance includes
Durham Region, Ottawa Region, City of Hamilton, Waterloo Region, Niagara
Region, Windsor-Essex, Halton Region, City of Guelph and the Southwestern
Ontario Marketing Alliance. The Department of Foreign Affairs and International
Trade Canada as well as the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade
and Employment are also Alliance partners.

For more information visit www.ontariocleantechalliance.com

Ontario Clean Technology Alliance media contacts:

Robert Nolan
Manager, Investment Attraction
The Regional Municipality of Durham
Planning and Economic Development Department
Phone: 905-903-5225
Email: robert.nolan@durham.ca

Jill McCubbin
Conversation Architect
market2world communications inc.
Phone: 613-256-3939
Email: jill@market2world.com