Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) has acquired from SunEdison – which is currently moving through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy process – the development rights to the proposed 600 MW King Pine Wind project.
King Pine Wind is currently under development in Aroostook and Penobscot counties in northeastern Maine. The project will comprise 174 turbines and interconnect to the ISO New England at Emera Maine’s proposed 345 kV Hammond substation.
The project is expected to begin full construction in 2018 and reach commercial operations in 2020.
Pattern Energy Group Inc. holds a right of first offer with respect to any power project that Pattern Development decides to sell (including King Pine Wind).
“We are excited about the opportunity to expand our previous activities in Maine by taking over development of the state’s largest wind power project,” states Mike Garland, president and CEO of Pattern Development. “Maine is an extraordinary place, and we have been working for years to find a great project that can be developed in a manner that is respectful of the local community and the environment. The King Pine project would establish a strong new source of revenue for the local community and the state, create new jobs, and provide clean energy.”