Reaching a key milestone in the development process, Pattern Energy Group LP has received an environmental assessment certificate for its Meikle Wind project, a 185 MW wind power project located in British Columbia.
‘This is Pattern Development's first project in British Columbia, expanding the company's presence to a third province in Canada,’ says Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern Development. ‘We have now received the major environmental approval for this project, which was the last big milestone before arranging construction financing.’
The Meikle Wind project, which has a 25-year power purchase agreement with BC Hydro, is expected to commence commercial operation in late 2016.
Meikle Wind is one of the seven projects Pattern Energy Group holds the rights to purchase under the right-of-first-offer portfolio.