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.
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:
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:
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.
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