Pattern Energy operates eight facilities with local indigenous populations and three facilities with indigenous nations as partial owners. These facilities include Grand Renewable Wind, which is partially owned by Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation, and Belle River Wind and North Kent Wind, which are partially owned by Bkejwanong First Nation.
Development of our projects involves engagement with indigenous populations when our projects are on or near their traditional territory. We develop long-term relationships and build better facilities through meaningful consultation. Pattern Development often involves indigenous representatives in environmental planning and archaeological field work during the development phase and in on-site monitoring during project construction.
Throughout all project phases, we support causes and initiatives of local indigenous nations that emphasize cultural awareness, economic development, the environment, health and wellness, and youth and education.