Looking Back at Pattern Energy’s 2023

December 21, 2023

Looking back, 2023 has been extraordinary in many ways. As we head into 2024, we’d like to look back at some of the inspiring stories from communities where our team lives and works across North America.

Pattern Energy’s efforts to transition the world to renewable energy start in the great communities that host our facilities. Our stories spotlight individuals and organizations who help those communities thrive. 

Gaining Perspective on Black History

Members of Blacks in Renewable Energy (BiRE), an Affinity Network at Pattern Energy, recently traveled to southwestern Ontario in Canada to learn more about the history of the Underground Railroad and the importance of Black history in Canada.

How Pattern Energy’s Community Benefits Program Gives Back

Being a meaningful contributor to the communities that host our facilities has always been a core value for Pattern Energy. The Community Benefits Program is a key component of that commitment.

2023 New Mexico State Fair Junior Livestock Auction

Pattern Energy is a regular sponsor of the New Mexico State Fair and is proud to be an ongoing sponsor of the Junior Livestock Auction. The livestock auction is the culminating event of the year for students who participate. With youth gaining perspective on the agriculture business through experience, the livestock auction is always exciting. 

From the Marine Corps to a Wind Farm in New Mexico: Meet Manuel Sosa Avalos

Manuel Sosa Avalos puts his USMC training and leadership skills to work at Pattern Energy’s Western Spirit Wind in New Mexico.

Small Acts Have Big Impacts on Kids

It doesn’t take much to make a big positive impact on a kid’s life, according to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chatham-Kent. The mission of each agency is essentially for an adult — a “Big” — to mentor a kid — a “Little” — who is in need of a friend.

2023 National KidWind Challenge Delivers Inspiration


Educator Mike Arquin launched KidWind in 2003 to fill an emerging need for good educational materials addressing renewable energy topics for K through 12 students. Since then it has grown into the international leader in clean energy education.

Pattern Energy has been a sponsor of KidWind for years and is proud of the relationship.

The 2nd Annual Small Minority Farmers and Ranchers Conference

Rachel and James Stewart founded Southwest Black Ranchers in Douglas, Arizona, to create new opportunities for people of color to get involved with ranching. Their leadership has started a movement.

Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area Maintains Vital Wetlands

Certain places in the world play an outsized role in making sure the environment and wildlife have a chance to thrive and keep a natural balance. These places are so important that if they were to vanish, so would the wildlife that depend on them to survive. 

Happy New Year from Pattern Energy

We hope you enjoyed looking back at this list of stories that are by no means inclusive of all the incredible things that happened in 2023. We’re looking forward to growth in 2024 for all and wish you and your family a happy holiday season.