OYEN, ALTA.—Pattern Energy Group has broken ground on its Lanfine Wind power project in Oyen, Alta. The 150-megawatt project is expected to provide power for approximately 25,000 homes in the province when its full commercial operation begins at 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, in a 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 utilize 35 Vestas V150-4.2 MW turbines, delivered in 4.3 MW operating mode. Developed by Pattern Canada, the Lanfine Wind project will be located to the south and west of Oyen in Special Area 3.
Lanfine Wind represents a projected investment of roughly $350 million and is expected to create up to 200 construction jobs. Lanfine Wind also has a community benefits program funded by the project to support local initiatives and community-based organizations.
Lanfine Wind is Pattern’s 11th wind energy project that has made it into construction or operation across five provinces over the last decade.