Pattern Energy begins construction of 150MW wind project in Alberta

Pattern Energy

Pattern Energy, one of the world’s largest privately-owned developers and operators of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects, announced this Monday it has started the construction phase of a top wind energy project in Alberta.

Firstly, Pattern Energy is indeed one of the most important Canadian renewable companies. Its operational portfolio includes 28 renewable energy facilities that use proven, best-in-class technology; with an operating capacity of 4.4 GW in the United States, Canada, and Japan.

The project in question is the Lanfine Wind project. With 150-megawatts of capacity, it will provide enough clean energy to power approximately 25,000 homes in Alberta annually. The company expects to have it fully operational by 2022.

Moreover, the project will include 35 Vestas V150-4.2 MW turbines, delivered in a 4.3 MW operating mode. The project was indeed fully developed by Pattern Energy; it will locate to the south and west of Oyen, Alberta in Special Area 3.

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Pattern Energy to create opportunities and benefits for Alberta

In addition, the project’s investment would reach around C$350 million in Alberta. Due to the size of the project, it will bring lasting and diverse economic benefits to the province. Some of those benefits would be 200 construction jobs; landowner revenue, and tax revenue which will directly contribute to education, community services, roads, and first-responder capabilities.

Furthermore, the project will fund a Community Benefits Program that will support local initiatives and community-based organizations. About the relevance of the project overall, Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern Energy, said. “The Lanfine Wind project is bringing substantial economic and environmental benefits to Alberta by creating hundreds of new jobs, generating millions in revenue locally, and establishing strong community benefits.”

He also remarked. “We are thrilled to be expanding into Alberta and look forward to growing our footprint in the province as we continue to expand our portfolio of renewable facilities across Canada.”

Finally, with Lanfine Wind, Pattern Canada has brought 11 wind energy projects into construction and operation across five provinces over the last decade. Consequently, it has helped create thousands of Canadian jobs and millions of dollars in direct economic benefits to our local communities.

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