2019 Kingston Solar LP Community Benefit Fund

The City of Kingston wants your feedback on how to allocate the proceeds from the Kingston Solar LP (Samsung) Renewal Energy Project Community Benefit Program Fund in 2019.

Use of the funds approved by Council fall under the following three categories:

  1. Planting trees in the public right-of-way and on private properties in the area of the Kingston Solar LP (Samsung) properties;
  2. Park improvements in the rural area of Kingston; and
  3. Acquisition of parkland/natural lands in the rural area of Kingston.

The fund is part of an agreement with Kingston Solar LP (Samsung), which is contributing $1,250 per megawatt of power

The City of Kingston wants your feedback on how to allocate the proceeds from the Kingston Solar LP (Samsung) Renewal Energy Project Community Benefit Program Fund in 2019.

Use of the funds approved by Council fall under the following three categories:

  1. Planting trees in the public right-of-way and on private properties in the area of the Kingston Solar LP (Samsung) properties;
  2. Park improvements in the rural area of Kingston; and
  3. Acquisition of parkland/natural lands in the rural area of Kingston.

The fund is part of an agreement with Kingston Solar LP (Samsung), which is contributing $1,250 per megawatt of power produced by their solar project to the City. Within the City’s boundaries, the project generates 73.6 megawatts, which makes the company’s annual contribution to the fund more than $92,000. The balance of the fund with 2019 contributions is $95,225.52.

Projects Kingston Solar LP Community Benefit Fund has supported:

  • Approximately two thousand trees for private property owners within the vicinity of the Kingston Solar LP properties.
  • An outdoor play structure, trees, and a new shade structure at Elginburg Public School, in partnership with the Limestone District School Board.
  • Improvements to Hemlock Downs Park and John Brewer Park, to be completed in 2019. In Hemlock Downs Park, funding will be used to purchase new play equipment, seating and for landscaping. In John Brewer Park, there will be sports court improvements, seating and landscaping.

Now archived: Get Involved 2018 Kingston Solar LP Community Benefit Fund