Establishes Community Benefits Program in collaboration with the Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta
West Oyen, Alberta, Canada, October 13, 2023 – Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Energy), a leader in renewable energy and transmission infrastructure, announced the dedication of its 150 megawatt (MW) Lanfine Wind power project in Alberta, Canada. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on site to mark the occasion.
“Lanfine Wind is a $335 million investment in Alberta that is bringing diverse economic benefits to the region while powering 30,000 homes with clean and renewable energy,” said Hunter Armistead, CEO of Pattern Energy. “We’re proud to have committed $1 million to the Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta that will go directly to supporting critical local causes and initiatives. Together, we are building a better, cleaner and more sustainable future in Alberta.”
“We have been incredibly fortunate to work alongside Pattern Energy and the local team with the Lanfine Wind Project to help guide their corporate community investment which will be an integral part in building a vibrant and strong charitable sector for the area,” said Niki Gray, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta. “The foresight and commitment from Pattern leads the charge in corporate community give-back. They have prioritized their focus areas on the unique needs within Special Area 3, the MD of Acadia, and the Town of Oyen to ensure greater impact. The lasting legacy that Pattern Energy will have on the region will continue to benefit the community, forever.”
“The Town of Oyen welcomes Lanfine Wind, which is bringing real benefits to our region,” said Oyen Town Mayor Doug Jones. “Pattern Energy has shown strong support for our local businesses and proven to be a good neighbour for the long term. Lanfine Wind’s Community Benefits Program will provide vital support that will have a long and lasting positive impact on our entire community.”
Pattern Energy established Lanfine Wind Community Benefits Program, which will contribute over $1,000,000 to the Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta over the first 20 years of the project. With an initial donation of $75,000, the new community benefits program will support local initiatives and community-based organizations that benefit the people of Special Area #3 and the Municipal District of Acadia Valley.
Lanfine Wind is also generating landowner revenue and providing tax revenue to the local community, which will directly support education, community services, roads, and first-responder capabilities.
Lanfine Wind represents a total investment of roughly C$335 million in Alberta that is contributing to lasting and diverse economic benefits. Construction of the project created jobs and economic activity throughout the region. Approximately 250 workers were on-site during peak construction activity, spurring demand for local businesses and services in the rural community.
The Lanfine Wind project utilizes 35 Vestas V150 4.3 MW turbines. Lanfine Wind has entered into a 10-year financially settled power purchase agreement with West Fraser, a diversified wood products company, which is supporting West Fraser’s efforts to reduce its scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 46.2% by 2030.
With the addition of Lanfine Wind, Pattern Energy’s portfolio in Canada now totals 11 operational wind energy facilities across five provinces. For more information visit patterncanada.com.
About Pattern Energy
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 30 renewable energy facilities that use proven, best-in-class technology with an operating capacity of nearly 6,000 MW across North America. Pattern Energy is guided by a long-term commitment to serve customers, protect the environment, and strengthen communities. For more information, visit www.patternenergy.com.
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