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Pattern Energy

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We develop, construct, own, and operate high-quality wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects across North America.

Transitioning the World to
Renewable Energy

25GW

global development portfolio

~$2B

local payments over the life of our operating fleet

10K+

construction and operations jobs

30

operating facilities totaling ~6 GW installed capacity

700+

commercial solar projects completed through our affiliate Solect Energy

1100+

miles of transmission in operation and in development

We are in the business of building opportunities for local communities.

Our approach begins and ends with establishing trust, accountability, and transparency. We aim to sustainably develop, construct, and operate clean, renewable energy projects in a safe and responsible manner and with respect for communities and cultures where we have a presence. 

Building transformational energy projects is not easy. But the toughness, grit, and determination of our people has been the foundation of our success since our inception.

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  • We chose Solect in the end because they were the most responsive. They were the most innovative. They were the ones that were able to make this project a reality.

    Dan Harrison President & CEO, NuPath
  • Red Cloud Wind Project is an excellent opportunity to diversify our renewable portfolio with a high-capacity wind power project that taps into one of the richest wind regions in the country. With the combination of ideal wind conditions and the latest high-efficiency turbines, Red Cloud will provide Los Angeles with reliable renewable energy that has the highest capacity of any wind project in our power system.

    Martin Adams General Manager and Chief Engineer of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
  • When I met Pattern there was a sense of belonging. That’s the kind of business you know wants to be a part of your community.

    Myra Pancrazio Executive Director, Estancia Valley Economic Development Association
  • This wind project will secure our land for the foreseeable future. It not only does not detract from the value, it increases it tremendously. This is set revenue for the next 30 years. For those of us that live here, and have been here a long time, this is a godsend.

    Joseph Hindi Landowner, Duran, NM

Our Leadership

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    Hunter Armistead

    Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Armistead serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Pattern Energy. He co-founded Pattern Energy with Mike Garland in 2009. Mr. Armistead oversees all aspects of Pattern, with a special focus on strategy, growth, capital formation, and company culture.

    Previously, Mr. Armistead served as Pattern’s Chief Development Officer where he had the responsibility for all development and origination activities and had broad responsibility for running the Business Development day-to-day business. He led all global business development, including construction, engineering, and major equipment procurement.

    Prior to joining Pattern Energy, Mr. Armistead spent 10 years overseeing Babcock & Brown’s North American renewable energy business, including development, construction, and operations. In previous roles, he led financing efforts for Edison Mission Energy and developed multiple facilities for Conoco. Mr. Armistead has a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Rice University. He is based out of the Houston office.

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    Kristina Lund

    President

    Kristina Lund joined Pattern Energy Group as President in September 2023. Ms. Lund came to Pattern after 17 years with the AES Corporation. Her most recent position was President and CEO of AES Indiana and AES Ohio, two utilities providing electric service to 1 million customers.

    Ms. Lund also served as Chief Product Officer, Carbon Free Energy, where she led the development of innovative products under a strategic alliance with Google. As a Regional Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Lund drove financial performance and strategic execution across AES businesses in 13 countries in Europe, Asia, Central America and the Caribbean and the U.S.

    Ms. Lund holds a B.A. in Economics from Wellesley College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She and her husband have two sons, and she is an avid powerlifter. She is based out of the Houston office.

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    Daniel Elkort

    Chief Legal Officer

    Daniel Elkort has been with Pattern Energy since 2013, first as Executive Vice President and General Counsel and now in his role of Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. He also is responsible for Pattern Energy’s Project Finance activities.

    Daniel holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a law degree from Harvard University. He is based in San Francisco.

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    Esben Pedersen

    Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Pedersen is the Chief Financial Officer of Pattern Energy. Mr. Pedersen is responsible for executing capital strategy, corporate development, financial reporting, administration, and treasury activities. With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Pedersen has been involved in various levels of investment oversight and management across the energy sector.

    Prior to joining Pattern Energy, Mr. Pedersen worked for Babcock & Brown, where he focused on the origination and execution of investments in the energy sector. Before that, he worked as Manager for Enron and Senior Director for AEI, serving around the world in numerous corporate development and origination roles. Mr. Pedersen received his bachelor’s degree in Business from Stetson University and holds a master’s degree in International Economics from John Hopkins University. He is also a certified Chartered Financial Analyst.

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    Cary Kottler

    Chief Development Officer

    Mr. Kottler serves as the Chief Development Officer of Pattern Energy. In this role, he oversees Pattern’s business development activities, encompassing the wind, solar, transmission, storage and green fuels sectors. These efforts include the creation and evaluation of new growth opportunities as well as advancing Pattern’s development pipeline through all phases of development, commercialization and into construction. 

    Prior to joining Pattern, Mr. Kottler served as executive vice president of Clean Line Energy. He held a number of roles at Clean Line across the development, commercial and legal sectors, with responsibilities encompassing project development, state and federal permitting processes, FERC matters, corporate compliance, financing arrangements and commercial agreements.

    Previously, Mr. Kottler was a corporate attorney for Vinson & Elkins, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, project development and private equity investments in the energy and power sector, both domestically and internationally.

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    Andre Walker

    SVP, Power Operations

    Andre Walker serves as Senior Vice President of Power Operations for Pattern Energy. In this role, he is responsible for the safe and reliable operations of Pattern’s global fleet of renewable energy facilities and oversees the full range of operational disciplines, including health & safety teams, field operations, engineering, asset management, energy management, regulatory compliance, supply chain, and environmental.

    Prior to joining Pattern, Andre also held a variety of leadership roles over 16 years with Calpine Corporation including Vice President of Asset Management, Vice President of Supply Chain, and Vice President of Investor Relations in addition to several other operational and commercial roles. 

     Andre has over 25 years of experience in the power and energy industries including his experiences at Air Liquide America Corporation and Praxair Inc.  Andre earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is based in Houston, Texas.

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    Frank Davis

    AVP, Green Fuels and Canada Country Head
    Frank Davis is Assistant Vice President, Green Fuels, and Canada Country Head for Pattern Energy. He leads Pattern Energy’s business development activities in green fuels, including green hydrogen and green ammonia production and export projects in the United States and Canada. He also acts as the senior representative for Pattern Energy in Canada, with responsibility for market development, government relations, community engagement, joint venture partnerships, and relationships with customers.
    Prior to joining Pattern Canada in 2011, carried on a commercial legal practice with one of Canada’s largest law firms. He sits on the board of the Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) and, originally from Newfoundland & Labrador, currently resides in Toronto where he manages the Toronto office of Pattern Canada.
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    Sarah Webster

    SVP, External Affairs & Market Development

    Sarah Webster is Senior Vice President of External Affairs & Market Development for Pattern Energy. She oversees Pattern’s Government Relations, Corporate Communications, Stakeholder Management and Sustainability efforts.

    Sarah has been with Pattern Energy since 2013 and enjoys building relationships with company stakeholders and serving with her team as the “diplomatic core” for the company. She has worked in the energy sector for over 20 years at companies such as InterGen, Shell and Wind Capital Group and has also worked as a music critic for the Houston Press.

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    Justin Sabrsula

    SVP, Fundamentals and New Markets

    Justin Sabrsula is Senior Vice President of Fundamentals and New Markets for Pattern Energy. He provides independent analysis and advice on the key fundamental drivers impacting Pattern Energy’s markets and identifies growth opportunities. He is also responsible for corporate strategy planning.

    Prior to joining Pattern Energy, Justin served as Head of Strategy for GE Renewable Energy’s Onshore Wind division where he led global business and product strategy for equipment and services. He has also held a variety of strategy, product management and marketing leadership roles across GE’s wind, energy storage and solar divisions. He values creating opportunities and driving strategy using rigorous research and analysis, to help elevate company performance.

    Justin holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Duke University and two master’s degrees, in Urban Planning and Business Administration, from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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    Jenn Ritchey

    AVP, Business Development

    Jenn Ritchey is AVP of Development for Pattern Energy leading her team on solar, wind, storage, and transmission development across the US; she has successfully developed more than 1 GW of innovative renewable opportunities.

    Jenn has 10 years of experience developing utility-scale renewables, including five years at Pattern Energy developing utility-scale renewables across the US, forming innovative partnerships, evaluating new commercial opportunities, and leading development M&A transactions.  Prior to her time at Pattern, she spent five years at Recurrent Energy developing utility-scale solar.  In her prior role, she led more than 400 MW of projects through development and financial close that are now operating in California and led the expansion of strategy on the East Coast.

    Jenn earned her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Master of Science and MBA from the University of Michigan. She is based in Oakland, Calif.

Our Investors

Pattern Energy’s world-class capabilities, operating assets and development projects, are backed by some of the world’s largest and most knowledgeable investors. As such, Pattern is securely positioned and committed to meeting or exceeding our growth targets and advancing our mission of transitioning the world to renewable energy.