Pattern Energy to begin construction of Lanfine wind project in Alta.
By Canadian Manufacturing
ALBERTA— Pattern Energy Group LP announced it has started construction of its Lanfine Wind power project in Alberta, Canada. The company said it expects the 150 megawatt project to enter full commercial operation by the end of 2022.
According to Pattern Energy Group, the project will provide enough energy to power 25,000 homes in the province each year.
“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, in a company statement.
“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.”
The Lanfine Wind project will use 35 Vestas V150-4.2 MW turbines, delivered in 4.3 MW operating mode. Developed by Pattern Canada, the Lanfine Wind project will operate on the south and west of Oyen, Alta. in Special Area 3.
Lanfine Wind represents a projected investment of roughly $350 million in Alberta. According to a company statement, the project will bring lasting and diverse economic benefits to the province, including up to 200 construction jobs. In addition to employment and contracting opportunities, Lanfine Wind will generate landowner revenue and provide tax revenue to the local community, which will directly contribute to education, community services, roads, and first-responder capabilities. Lastly, a Community Benefits Program funded by the project will support local initiatives and community-based organizations.
With Lanfine Wind, Pattern Canada has now brought 11 wind energy projects into construction and operation across five provinces over the last decade.