HENVEY INLET FIRST NATION, ONTARIO, November 19, 2014 – Nigig Power Corporation (wholly owned by Henvey Inlet First Nation) has signed an agreement with Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) to work jointly with Henvey Inlet First Nation to develop, own and operate the 300 Megawatt Henvey Inlet Wind project. The project has a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) for all of the power generated. Nigig Power Corporation owns 50% of the project.
Henvey Inlet First Nation Chief Wayne McQuabbie is very excited and proud of the project. He said, “This wind farm will be our contribution to a greener Ontario and pave the way for other First Nations, because this is the largest First Nation renewable energy project in the country.”
Ken Noble, President and CEO, Nigig Power Corporation said, “We aren’t building a wind farm, we are building an economy, as the net proceeds of this project will do just that over the 20 year term. Since the 1850 Robinson Huron Treaties, we have witnessed the decline of traditional economies. This project represents an economic turning point where we can create a prosperous future, and inheritance for our future generations.”
“We’re honored to partner with Henvey Inlet First Nation in Ontario on this exciting new project, which will take advantage of the strong and steady winds blowing across the Georgian Bay,” said Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern Development. “This will be our eighth wind project in Canada and the largest on-reserve wind project to date, creating local jobs and providing a significant new source of revenue for the First Nation.”
To learn more about the project, please go to the project website: www.henveyinletwind.com. The website will be continually be updated as the project progresses.
Nigig is wholly owned by Henvey Inlet First Nation. Nigig was established in 2010. Nigig has secured the largest First Nation project in Canada at 300 MW.
Henvey Inlet First Nation, an Anishinabek community located along Highway 69 between Sudbury and Parry Sound. There are about 900 enrolled Members of the Robinson-Huron Treaty band, with approximately 200 of those residing on-reserve.
Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) is a leader in developing renewable energy and transmission assets. With a long history in wind energy, Pattern Development’s highly-experienced team has developed, financed and placed into operation more than 3,000 MW of wind power projects. A strong commitment to promoting environmental stewardship drives the Company’s dedication in working closely with communities to create premiere renewable energy projects. Pattern Development has offices in San Francisco, San Diego, Houston, New York, Toronto, and Santiago Chile.
Henvey Inlet First Nation
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