St. Joseph Wind is located near St. Joseph, Manitoba, in the rural municipalities of Montcalm and Rhineland, just north of the U.S. border. St. Joseph Wind was the second commercial wind power project in Manitoba and is still the largest in the province. The wind facility commenced commercial operations in March 2011.
Capacity & Size
138 MW and 60 turbines, generating enough clean energy to power 50,000 Manitoba homes
An estimated $38 million of payments to landholders and an additional $44 million in local municipal taxes over 27 years
Over the life of the facility, St. Joseph Wind will create a significant source of renewable energy and tax revenue for the region, including an estimated $38 million of payments to landholders and an additional $44 million in local municipal taxes. Two-thirds of the tax revenue goes to education and one third goes to the host communities.
In the Community
The St. Joseph Wind Community Benefits Program was established to support local causes. St. Joseph Wind contributes $25,000 annually to support the St. Joseph Museum and is proud to support other local organizations through our annual sponsorship program.
Each of these organizations provides a unique and critical service to the community. Pattern Canada is proud to partner with each beneficiary of the St. Joseph Wind Community Sponsorship Program and assist them in their missions to improve the lives of all residents. If you have a cause you recommend we support let us know by submitting a sponsorship request.
The site is on agricultural land leased from 64 private landowners. The facility generates enough clean energy to power 50,000 Manitoba homes. Each year we conserve enough water to meet the needs of more than 8,300 Manitobans and offset the CO2 equivalent to removing more than 88,000 cars from the road.
Project Documents & Resources
Handouts and permit documents for St. Joseph Wind and links to resources to support and learn about the wind industry.