Pattern Energy Secures PPA for Broughton Wind Project

Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Energy), a leader in renewable energy and transmission infrastructure, has signed a 30-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Hydro-Québec for its 150-megawatt (MW) Broughton Wind project. Located in Saint-Pierre-de-Broughton, Sacré-Coeur-de-Jésus, and Thetford Mines in Québec, approximately 40 miles south of Québec City, Broughton Wind will generate enough safe, affordable, and renewable electricity to power over 25,000 homes in Québec annually.

“We are excited to partner with Hydro-Québec on this significant renewable energy initiative,” said Hunter Armistead, CEO of Pattern Energy. “With 11 facilities in operation, Pattern is at the forefront of Canada’s renewable energy sector, forging new relationships with Indigenous partners and supporting local communities. Broughton Wind underscores our commitment to Québec and Canada as we contribute to powering half a million Canadian homes.”

Broughton Wind is a 50/50 joint venture between Pattern Energy and a coalition including community and First Nations partners: the MRC des Appalaches, MRC de l’ Érable, Conseil des Abenakis d’Odanak, and Conseil des Abenakis de Wolinak. The project will deliver positive and sustainable economic benefits by enhancing and diversifying revenues for the participating MRCs and Aboriginal communities.

Representing an investment of approximately CAD $500 million, the Broughton Wind project is expected to bring substantial economic advantages to the region, building on the success of Pattern Energy’s Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind facility in Québec. During construction, the project will create up to 200 jobs across various disciplines, including equipment operators, electricians, and laborers. Once operational, the facility will support 10 full-time employees for ongoing maintenance and operations.

Construction of Broughton Wind is slated to commence in 2028 with commercial operations expected to begin in 2029, doubling Pattern Energy’s capacity in Québec.

Pattern Energy holds the distinction of being Canada’s largest wind power operator, having developed 11 wind power facilities across five provinces, currently managing 1,980 MW of installed capacity in the country.

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