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Guess Who Also Met With Pope and Big Oil? Renewables Executives

In the quest to track down every oil giant and investor that attended a recent climate change meeting with Pope Francis, two completely non-oil-related attendees appear to have been overlooked: a couple of renewable energy companies.

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Perryman: Texas Wind

Texas has more capacity to generate electricity from wind than any other state. In fact, Texas’ capacity of 22,799 megawatts is triple that of second-place Oklahoma and is larger than most countries around the world. The Lone Star State also tops the list for capacity currently under development.

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Pattern Energy donates $25,000 to school district in New Mexico

Superintendent Ronald Hendrix told The Chieftain that Pattern Energy, the anchor tenant for the SunZia Southwest Transmission Project, donated $25,000 to the district for coding classes.

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U.S. Mayors Announce Large-Scale Renewable Energy Initiative

The City of Boston is currently working with partner cities to compile the collective energy load data for the RFI. The first cities to join the initiative include Chicago; Evanston, Ill.; Houston; Los Angeles; Orlando, Fla.; and Portland, Ore. Each of these cities is part of the Climate Mayors network, representing more than 400 cities and 70 million people, of which Walsh is a co-chair.

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This new doc shows how renewable energy recharges communities

Renewable energy is poised to step up where these older sectors are falling behind. Wind and solar employ over 800,000 people across the country, and are some of the fastest-growing industries. As these resources scale, they’re becoming economically viable–solar is around 50% cheaper than coal–and wide-scale adoption of wind and solar could help curb America’s carbon emissions.

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Pattern Development to acquire two wind-energy assets

Officials with Pattern Development, a company pursuing projects in northern Lincoln County, announced last week Pattern is acquiring two pending wind energy assets in New Mexico from Clean Line Energy Partners.

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Pattern Development Acquires Western Spirit Transmission Line and Mesa Canyons Wind Project in New Mexico

Pattern Energy Group 2 LP (Pattern Development) announced today the acquisition of two development assets in New Mexico from Clean Line Energy Partners, the Western Spirit Transmission Line (Western Spirit) and the Mesa Canyons Wind Farm (Mesa Canyons). The addition of Mesa Canyons will bring Pattern Development’s wind development footprint in the Estancia Valley of New Mexico to more than 3,000 MW.

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Investing with the Buyside, interview with Mike Garland

Pattern Energy CEO Mike Garland is featured on the podcast “Investing with the Buyside,” hosted by Nate Abercrombie. They discuss Mike’s history in the wind industry, the process of developing and financing wind projects, the growth of Pattern Energy, and Mike’s view on the future outlook of the company and industry.

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WIND WORKER OF THE MONTH: Chelsea Abner

Interview with Wind Workers of the Month Chelsea Abner, Assistant facility manager at Broadview Wind Facility.

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Pattern claims top spot in Canadian wind market

Pattern has become the top operator of wind capacity in Canada after switch-on at the 147MW Mont Sainte-Marguerite project in Quebec

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Pattern Energy completes its first wind project in Japan

Pattern Energy Group Inc. announced the completion of its 33-MW Ohorayama Wind-power facility, which is located in Japan’s Kochi Prefecture.

“Ohorayama Wind is our first wind project in Japan to complete construction and it was on schedule and under budget,” said Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern Energy.”

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Pattern explores new growth avenues as its stock price languishes

Pattern explores new growth avenues as its stock price languishes

Pattern Energy executives addressed the yieldco’s sagging stock price, after the US-based wind operator chose not to raise its quarterly dividend for the first time since going public four years ago.

Although Pattern grew its cash available for distribution (CAFD) last year by 10% to $145.8m, adding the Broadview and Meikle wind farms to its roster, its dividend payout ratio has reached 100% of CAFD – a level the company deems unsustainably high and wishes to reduce.

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How Trump tariffs could impact the renewable energy sector

How Trump tariffs could impact the renewable energy sector

Michael Garland, CEO of Pattern Energy, joins BNN's Catherine Murray for a look at what's taking shape in the renewable energy space as it makes a major move into Japan and what drove Q4 earnings. He also discusses how Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs could impact the purchase of future towers.

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Pattern Energy enters Asia with 206MW Japan acquisition

US-based yieldco makes first foray into Japanese market and operating solar with purchase of wind and PV portfolio.

More than three years have passed since Pattern’s development arm bought a majority stake in Japanese renewables developer Green Power Investment (GPI), but the latest round of deals formally opens a new chapter for publicly listed Pattern Energy – bringing it for the first time into Asia and into solar energy, two markets in which it is likely to expand in the years ahead.

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Pattern Energy Acquires First Japanese Projects

JAPAN: US developer Pattern Energy has entered Japan's energy market by acquiring 167MW of wind projects jointly owned by one of its investment funds and a Japanese subsidiary.

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Pattern Energy's Meikle Wind Receives Project Excellence Award from Clean Energy BC

"Pattern Energy's Meikle Wind facility is an outstanding example of how to bring together zero-carbon energy generation, local economic development and sustainable business. We are honored to have this project in British Columbia and we look forward to many more," said Jae Mather, Executive Director of Clean Energy BC.

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Pattern Energy’s Amazon Wind Farm Awarded A Top Plant Award By POWER Magazine

On December 8, 2017, Amazon Wind Farm Fowler Ridge in Benton County, Indiana received a Top Plant Award in the renewables category from POWER magazine. All of the electricity generated by Amazon Wind Farm Fowler Ridge supplies the electric grids that service Amazon Web Services (AWS) datacenters.

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U.S. Tax Bill Message from CEO

With legislators in Washington, D.C. having passed the tax bill, I wanted to take a moment to outline its impact on Pattern Energy and on renewables in general.

We now know the final form of the bill and believe it provides the opportunity for continued expansion of the renewable power sector. Utility-scale wind and solar power generation are now recognized as the lowest cost forms of new power generation in the United States*. We do not see that changing as a result of the tax bill. There are three primary categories of how the tax bill could affect our business and renewables in general:

1. Corporate taxes;
2. Tax credits for renewables, and
3. Tax equity investor market

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Darkness: life in Puerto Rico without electricity

In the final frantic days before Hurricane Maria devastated this small town in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, Rosana Aviles Marin did everything she could to help her elderly parents prepare for what was coming.

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Pattern Energy joins other American wind energy companies in $1 million gift to support Habitat for Humanity's post-Harvey recovery work

Announced it is joining with other American wind energy companies as a keystone partner of Habitat Hammers Back, the Hurricane Harvey repair and rebuilding initiative led by Habitat for Humanity. The companies are donating $1 million in aggregate to support repairs and rebuilding efforts in areas impacted by the storms.

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