Renewables steal spotlight at conference as hydrogen project pitched for Placentia

June 3, 2022

Wind energy leader Pattern Energy signs option to lease with Port of Argentia
CBC News
June 2, 2022

A long-running annual conference in St. John’s that’s typically laser-focused on oil and gas made way for renewables Wednesday, with a U.S.-based wind energy leader pitching a green hydrogen project for the Port of Argentia.

“Today I guess we’ve taken the next step in Argentia transitioning in the green economy,” said Wayne Power, chairman of the Port of Argentia board of directors and deputy mayor of the nearby town of Placentia.

The Port of Argentia, Canada. Image by: Port of Argentia

Pattern Energy, based in San Francisco, is a major player in renewable energy, producing more than six gigawatts of electricity globally. It also has a strong presence in Canada, with wind projects in five provinces. Now it aims to include a sixth province in its business portfolio but wants to take it a step further by using wind power as an energy source to make green hydrogen to supply a rapidly growing market in Europe and elsewhere.

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