Pattern Energy signs PPA for 150 MW Broughton Wind project

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Pattern Energy, a leader in renewable energy and transmission infrastructure, has signed a 30-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Hydro-Quebec for its 150-megawatt (MW) Broughton Wind project in Canada.

Broughton Wind will provide renewable electricity to power more than 25,000 homes in Quebec annually. Pattern Energy says the Broughton Wind project represents an investment of approximately CAD $500 million.

Financial details about the PPA were not disclosed. Broughton Wind’s projects are located in the municipalities of Saint-Pierre-de-Broughton, Sacre-Coeur-de-Jesus and Thetford Mines in Quebec, approximately 40 miles south of Quebec City.

Broughton Wind is a 50-50 joint venture between Pattern Energy and a coalition of community and First Nations partners: the MRC des Appalaches, MRC de l’ Erable, Conseil des Abenakis d’Odanak, and Conseil des Abenakis de Wolinak.

Pattern Energy’s Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind facility is also located in Quebec.

Pattern Energy’s Broughton Wind project will create up to 200 jobs during construction, including equipment operators, electricians, laborers, and other professionals. Once operational, 10 full-time employees will operate and maintain the facility.

Broughton Wind is aiming to begin construction of the wind energy project in 2028 and reach commercial operation in 2029. The project will double Pattern Energy’s capacity in the province.

Pattern Energy is the largest operator of wind power projects in Canada with 11 wind power facilities across five provinces, and currently operates 1,980 MW of installed capacity in the country. Pattern Energy is operating capacity of nearly 6,000 MW across North America.

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