The Sudbury Star
An international energy company has secured $1 billion in financing to build the largest wind project in Ontario on a reserve south of Sudbury.
Pattern Development revealed plans Tuesday to construct a 300-megawatt wind project located on Henvey Inlet First Nation Reserve No. 2 on the northeast shore of the Georgian Bay.
Pattern Development and Nigig Power Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Henvey Inlet First Nation, are joint venture partners in the project.
“This landmark project is a first on many fronts: largest wind project in Ontario, largest on-reserve wind installation in Canada, highest hub heights in North America, and the first to develop a First Nation Environmental Stewardship Regime under the First Nations Lands Management Act,” Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern Development, said in a release.
“We are proud to be partners with Henvey Inlet First Nation. Together we’re excited to kick off construction on this historic project that will harness the strong and steady winds blowing across the Georgian Bay to create hundreds of local jobs and provide a significant new source of revenue for Henvey Inlet First Nation.” Read article