OYEN, ALTA. – The Lanfine North Wind power project in Special Area No. 3 near Oyen, Alta. is entering the final phase of construction of a 150-megawatt (MW) facility.
Pattern Energy, the company behind the project, will use 35 Vestas V150-4.2 MW turbines, delivered in 4.3 MW operating mode.
The project represents a projected investment of roughly $350 million which will produce close to 200 jobs, a Pattern Energy release stated.
While progress continues on the project, “it’s not expected to be completed until the end of the year,” Pattern Energy spokesperson Matt Dallas said.
“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. 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,” Pattern Energy CEO Mike Garland said when the project was announced in November 2021.
Including the Lanfine project, Pattern Energy Canada has brought 11 wind energy projects into construction and operation across five provinces, and globally it has 28 renewable energy facilities with an operating capacity of 4.4 gigawatts across the United States, Canada and Japan, the release stated.