Pattern Energy starts construction on Alberta wind project


Pattern Energy recently announced it has started construction of its Lanfine Wind power project in Alberta, Canada. The 150-MW project, which will provide enough clean energy to power approximately 25,000 homes in Alberta each year, is expected to enter full commercial operation by the end of 2022.

“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,” said Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern Energy.

Pattern Canada’s Grand Renewable Wind facility in Haldimand County, Ontario. (Courtesy: Pattern Energy)

The Lanfine Wind project will use 35 Vestas V150-4.2 MW turbines, delivered in 4.3 MW operating mode. The project will be south and west of Oyen, Alberta.

The projected investment into Alberta of about C$350 million will include up to 200 construction jobs. Lanfine Wind will also generate landowner revenue and provide tax revenue to the local community. Further, a community benefits program funded by the project will support local initiatives and community-based organizations.

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

Pattern Energy is one of the world’s largest privately-owned developers and operators of wind, solar, transmission, and energy-storage projects. Its operational portfolio includes 28 renewable energy facilities that use technology with an operating capacity of 4.4 GW in the United States, Canada and Japan.

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