Pattern Development finalises 300-MW wind farm in Ontario

Sunset at the Henvey Inlet wind farm in Ontario. Source: Pattern Development

October 15 (Renewables Now) - Pattern Energy Group LP, also known as Pattern Development, announced today the completion of the 300-MW Henvey Inlet wind farm in the Canadian province of Ontario.

The project was co-developed with Nigig Power Corporation, wholly-owned by the Anishinabek community of Henvey Inlet First Nation, as part of a 50/50 joint venture. The two companies maintain their equity stakes following the completion.

The wind farm is located on Henvey Inlet First Nation Reserve No 2, on the northeast shore of the Georgian Bay. It is now the largest single-phase wind power facility in Canada, according to the press statement.

The plant is comprised of 87 units of 3.45-MW Vestas wind turbines and delivers power to the Ontario electricity grid through a 104-km transmission line. It has a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).

Pattern Development noted that the construction process generated some USD 25 million (EUR 22.7m) in direct economic activity for local First Nations businesses and now that it is completed, the wind farm will contribute over CAD 10 million (USD 7.6m/EUR 6.9m) in income annually for Henvey Inlet First Nation.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.908)

(CAD 1.0 = USD 0.756/EUR 0.687)

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