Pattern Energy Group is one of North America's leading independent wind and transmission companies. Our mission is to provide our customers with clean, renewable energy, which we seek to achieve by developing, constructing, owning and operating projects that are built for lasting success. We identify high-value opportunities in the renewable energy sector and then create and implement a plan to convert those opportunities into operating assets. This allows us to deliver exceptional results for the benefit of all our stakeholders. We have projects totaling over 1,155 MW in operation and under construction. In addition, we are growing and building on our current development pipeline, which includes over 3,000 MW of wind power and multiple transmission projects in the United States, Canada and Latin America.
Pattern is a U.S.-based company led by a committed and seasoned management team whose members, each with over 20 years experience in the energy industry, have worked together for nearly 10 years. As a team they have developed, financed and managed more than $4 billion of energy assets.
Our senior management team is supported by a deep and talented bench of scientists, engineers, financial experts, and construction and operations specialists who bring expertise and a rigorous analytical perspective to all aspects of our business. Every decision we make is grounded in their insights and discoveries. Our people are driven by a creative entrepreneurial spirit, and sustained by years of experience. Our successful track record comes from this pragmatic yet passionate approach.
Commitment to community is one of Pattern's core values. We are dedicated to building strong relationships with our employees, landowners, communities, business partners, and customers. We are also committed to the environment, and we make the effort and take the time to understand and minimize our projects' impact on local habitat and wildlife. These values are supported by a strong company culture that fosters innovative and critical thinking, collaborative problem-solving, and a deep belief in living up to our promises.
Facilitating our work is our financial strength as a company. We are well-capitalized with significant capital reserves and no corporate debt. We benefit from the partnership of our major stakeholder, a renewable energy investment fund managed by Riverstone Holdings LLC, an energy and power-focused investment firm. Riverstone's support allows us to secure and arrange ample capital for the development, construction and operation of all our projects.
November, 2012 – Congratulations to the El Arrayán project team! Parque Eólico El Arrayán won two Chilean International Renewable Energy Awards, presented at the Chilean International Renewable Energy Congress (CIREC) 2012 annual conference in Santiago. Best Renewable Energy Project in 2012 and Best Renewable Energy Joint Venture.
The 115 MW El Arrayán wind farm has seen AEI, Pattern Energy and Antofagasta Minerals collaborate with Andrews Kurth and Skanska to bring the largest Chilean wind project to life.
November, 2012 – the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) are increasingly optimistic that the production tax credit (PTC) is likely to be extended.
"Republicans in Congress will now be 'freed up' to support the tax credit", said AWEA vice president of public affairs Peter Kelley.
LAS VEGAS, NEV., Aug. 7, 2012 American wind power has blown through an historic milestone: 50 gigawatts of electric generating capacity, the American Wind Energy Association announced, just as Congress works to extend a critical federal policy and continue the growth of wind power in the United States.
Denise Bode, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association, made the announcement today at the National Clean Energy Summit hosted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, and attended by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.
"We're very proud that Spring Valley Wind is not only Nevada's first wind power facility but also helps America reach 50 gigawatts of clean wind generation," said Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern Energy.
February – Congratulations to Pattern's Construction Team, winning two awards in two months for our St. Joseph project in Manitoba!
Our St. Joseph project was one of the Grand Award winners of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Minnesota 2012 competition and subsequently won the ACEC national competition.
January 11– I just now read of your company's efforts to please all interested parties in regards to the Ocotillo Wind Energy Project in California's Imperial Valley. I realize that this is a press release from your company, however the seemingly overwhelming number of areas addressed add up to a Herculean effort on Pattern's part to "do the right thing".
I, as a private & retired citizen (of Iowa), want to thank you for helping that school to remain solvent, to provide clean energy, to provide jobs to an area starved for employment opportunities and for your careful attention to consideration of environmental and cultural issues and areas, and much more.
NOW...if there were more American and world-wide businesses and industries who were willing to seek to emulate Pattern's fine example, there could potentially be a Utopia-like improvement in the current state of ambivalence and callousness that so many in government and big business currently embrace and demonstrate.
Thank you for your efforts and your significant achievements.
Rockwell (Burchinal) Iowa
January 6 – "For 2012, the biggest issue facing the industry is the expiry of the PTC and investment tax credit (ITC) at the end of the year.
"This creates a logjam of projects trying to get permitted and built by the end of 2012.
"Without passage of a PTC/ITC extension by Congress, US manufacturers and component suppliers will be facing lay-offs and shutdowns by the middle of 2012 (after the majority of the equipment has been manufactured).
"Because there is extreme uncertainty as to the PTC/ITC extension, little investment is being made in new development, and utilities are delaying any consideration of new power-purchase agreements. You are already seeing more than 100 development jobs lost in the industry and hundreds of millions of dollars not being spent in the US – and being redirected to other countries with more stable energy policies.
"It will take a significant effort to restart development, manufacturing and contracting efforts. This will be particularly hard if Congress acts late and only provides a short-term extension."