3G entered the renewable energy industry in 2001 with an agreement to sell 4 MW of wind power “behind-the meter” to DuPont at their lakefront site in Kingston, Ontario. An extensive wind resource campaign ensued, followed by an environmental assessment of the site as well as public consultations. At the time the City of Kingston was in favour of this project.
The sale of the facility in 2004 to USA based Koch Industries spelled the demise of that deal, as Koch Industries was an aggressive opponent of renewable energy.
Currently 3G is in discussion with a 20 MW industrial consumer in the Kingston, ON area, also a significant GHG emitter, regarding a two-turbine 5 M wind farm project on their lands, as well as a 10MW battery storage facility. The value proposition is a combination of reduced peak load charges, reduced GHG emissions, as well as a fixed energy price for 20 years.
3G is actively working on battery storage as well as electric vehicle projects and is involved in feasibility studies for an eastern Ontario municipality regarding replacement of utility trucks with all-electric vehicles. The truck fleet will be powered by solar energy arrays located on municipal works lands.