by Tina Olivero

    Pattern Energy in Argentia, Newfoundland: One of the largest renewable energy investments in Canadian history

    Pattern Energy is a global leader in renewable energy that develops, constructs, owns, and operates high-quality wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects worldwide.

    Pattern Energy Group LP is a San Francisco-based American company that develops, owns, and operates utility-scale wind and solar power facilities in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Mexico. 

    Pattern Energy is committed to accelerating the world’s transition from fossil energy to a sustainable future and has a development pipeline that contains bold initiatives that can help transition at scale. 

    Pattern Energy is one of the world’s largest privately-owned developers and operators of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects. Its operational portfolio includes 35 renewable energy facilities that use proven, best-in-class technology with an operating capacity of nearly 6,000 MW (or 6 GW) in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Mexico.

    Watts: What does that mean?

    Pattern Energy’s portfolio of culminating into 6000 MW, or 6 GW is put into perspective when we consider the following: 

    A watt is a measure of power and there are 1 billion watts in 1 GW. How much is 1 GW of power? 

    A gigawatt is a massive amount of energy that is equal to one billion watts or 1,000 megawatts. It is often used to describe the output of large power plants or power grids and can power a medium-sized city. To get a visual of what it would take to produce 1 GW of power think about this:

    1. It’s 3.125 Million Photovoltaic PV solar panels.  
    2. It’s 333 industrial, utility-scale wind turbines.
    3. It’s 100 million LED lights
    4. It’s 1.3 million horses or horsepower
    5. It’s 2000 Corvettes of engine power

    Pattern Energy’s 6000 Megawatts of power output is made up of a diverse portfolio of projects which they own and/or operate. Here are some of their projects:


    1. Amazon Wind Farm (Fowler Ridge), Benton County, Indiana – Operational
    2. Arkansas Solar – In development
    3. Broadview Wind, Curry County, New Mexico – Operational
    4. Grady Wind, Curry County, New Mexico – Operational
    5. Gulf Wind in Kenedy County, Texas – Operational
    6. Hatchet Ridge Wind in Burney, California – Operational
    7. Heritage Prarie Renewable – Kankakee and Livingston counties, Illinois – In development
    8. Kaskaskia Renewables, Washington, St. Clair, and Randolph counties, Illinois – In development
    9. Limestone Solar, Union County, Pennsylvania – In development
    10. Logan’s Gap Wind, Comanche County, Texas – Operational
    11. Lost Creek Wind, DeKalb County, Missouri – Operational
    12. Louisiana Solar, Louisiana – In Development
    13. Maysville Solar, Mercer County, Pennsylvania – In development
    14. Montour Solar One, Montour County, Pennsylvania – In development
    15. North Kill Solar, North Kill, Pennsylvania – In development
    16. Ocotillo Wind in Ocotillo, California – Operationa
    17. Panhandle Wind, Carson County, Texas – Operational
    18. Panhandle 2 Wind, Carson County, Texas – Operational
    19. Phoenix Solar, Fannin County, Texas – Operational
    20. Post Rock Wind, Ellsworth and Lincoln Counties, Kansas – Operational
    21. Santa Isabel Wind in Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico; Stillwater Wind, Stillwater County, Montana – Operational
    22. Southern Spirit Transmission, Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi – In development
    23. SunZia Wind, Lincoln, Torrance, and San Miguel Counties, New Mexico – In development
    24. SunZia Wind and Transmission – New Mexico and Arizona – In development
    25. The Shoals Renewables, Montgomery County, Illinois – In development
    26. Western Spirit Wind, Guadalupe, Lincoln, and Torrance counties, New Mexico – Operational
    27. Uplands Wind – Lafayette and Iowa Counties – In development
    28. Western Gate Renewables – Randolph County, Illinois – In development
    29. Western Interconnect, Clovis, New Mexico – Operational
    30. Western Spirit Transmission, New Mexico – Operational
    31. Western Spirit Wind, New Mexico, Operational


    1. Armow Wind, Kincardine, Ontario – Operational
    2. Argentia Renewables – In Development
    3. Belle River Wind, Lakeshore, Ontario – Operational
    4. Grand Renewable Wind, Haldimand County, Ontario; Henvey Inlet Wind, Henvey Inlet First Nation Reserve No. 2 Lands, Ontario – Operational
    5. K2 Wind, Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh, Ontario – Operational
    6. Lanfine Wind, Alberta – Operational
    7. Meikle Wind, Peace River Regional District, British Columbia – Operational
    8. Mont Sainte Marguerite Wind, Chaudière-Appalaches region, Quebec – Operational
    9. North Kent Wind, Ontario – Operational
    10. South Kent Wind in South Kent, Ontario; 
    11. St. Joseph Wind in St. Joseph, Manitoba.


    1. Futtsu Solar, Chiba Prefecture – Operational
    2. Hachimoriyama Wind, Miyagi – In Development
    3. Ishikari Offshore Wind & Storage – Ishikari City, Hokkaido – In development
    4. Kanagi Solar, Shimane Prefecture; Ohorayama Wind, Kochi Prefecture – Operational
    5. Ohorayama Wind, Shikoku, Kochi – Operational
    6. Otsuki Wind, Kochi Prefecture; Tsugaru Wind, Aomori Prefecture – Operational
    7. Shin Hamada Wind – In development
    8. Shomokita Wind – In development
    9. Tsugaru Wind – Tsugaru City, Aomori – Operational


    1. Mexico: Helios Solar, Mazapil Municipality, Zacatecas; Tuli Solar, Mazapil Municipality, Zacatecas.
    2. Tuli Solar, Zacatecas, Mexico – Operational


    Pattern Energy is developing a green hydrogen project at the Port of Argentia, in Newfoundland and Labrador. The project will use renewable electricity to produce green hydrogen and convert it into carbon-free ammonia, which can be safely stored and shipped to end-user customers around the world.  

    The project is expected to require a capital investment of over USD 4 billion, representing one of the largest renewable energy investments in Canadian history. 

    The project is expected to create 250-300 construction jobs, including equipment operators, electricians, laborers, environmental monitors, and more. Once operational, permanent staff will operate and maintain the facility. 

    Phase 1 of the project is expected to consist of approximately 200 megawatts of installed wind power. Pending the outcome of environmental studies and community consultation.

    Phase 2 of the project may consist of up to 1.2 gigawatts of additional installed wind capacity.

    These wind projects will power the production of green hydrogen, through the process of electrolysis, at a world-class hydrogen electrolyzer facility located at the Port of Argentia. 

    Carbon-free ammonia will be produced using green hydrogen, which can be safely stored and shipped to end-user customers around the world, particularly in areas like Europe, where they are currently experiencing energy shortages and demand for clean energy is at a premium.

    Scott Penney, CEO of the Port of Argengia said, “The Port stands on the cutting edge of the transition to renewable energy. The Argentia Renewables project will generate significant capital investment in the region and create jobs in servicing project infrastructure and plant operations. This development at Argentia aligns with provincial and federal initiatives in reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.”

    As Pattern Energy embarks one of the largest renewable energy investments in Canadian history in Argentia Newfoundland, the province is poised to be a world leader in green hydrogen production. This game-changing, foundational clean energy, mega-project, sets the stage for an unprecedented opportunity for Newfoundland and Labrador to be a world leader in renewables.

    Tina Olivero

    30 years ago, Tina Olivero looked into the future and saw an opportunity to make a difference for her province and people. That difference came in the form of the oil and gas sector. Six years before there was even a drop of oil brought to the shores of Newfoundland, she founded The Oil and Gas Magazine (THE OGM) from a back room in her home on Signal Hill Road, in St. John’s, Newfoundland. A single mother, no financing, no previous journalism or oil and gas experience, she forged ahead, with a creative vision and one heck of a heaping dose of sheer determination. With her pioneering spirit, Ms. Olivero developed a magazine that would educate, inspire, motivate and entertain oil and gas readers around the world — She prides herself in marketing and promoting our province and resources in unprecedented ways. The OGM is a magazine that focuses on our projects, our people, our opportunities and ultimately becomes the bridge to new energy outcomes and a sustainable new energy world. Now diversifying into the communications realms, a natural progression from the Magazine, The OGM now offers an entirely new division - Oil & Gas Media. Today, The Oil and Gas Magazine is a global phenomenon that operates not only in Newfoundland, but also in Calgary and is read by oil and gas enthusiasts in Norway, Aberdeen, across the US and as far reaching as Abu Dhabi, in the Middle East. Believing that Energy is everyone’s business, Ms. Olivero has combined energy + culture to embrace the worlds commitment to a balance of work and home life as well as fostering a foundation for health and well being. In this era of growth and development business and lifestyle are an eloquent mix, there is no beginning or end. Partnering with over 90 oil and gas exhibitions and conferences around the world, Ms. Olivero's role as a Global Visionary is to embrace communication in a way that fosters oil and gas business and industry growth in new and creative ways.

      Would you like to know more about this story?

      Let us know who you are and how we can assist you.

      First Name *required

      Last Name



      Email *required

      Mobile required

      What are you interested In?

      Learning more about this story?Contacting the company in this story?Marketing for your company?Business Development for your company?

      I am interested in...

      Did you enjoy this article?

      Get Media Kit

      OGM - Our Great Minds