Henvey Inlet Wind

Nigig Power Corporation (Nigig) and Pattern Development are jointly developing Henvey Inlet Wind (HIW). In 2010, Henvey Inlet First Nation (HIFN) incorporated Nigig for the sole purpose of developing a wind energy project. Nigig was awarded its Feed-In-Tarriff contract in 2011 and partnered with Pattern Development in 2014 to complete development and bring HIW to operation.

HIW is a 300 MW wind energy project. The site is 100% HIFN's Reserve No. 2 lands about 20 minutes south of the village on French River #13. During the development phase, the team hosted multiple events to provide the community with opportunities to meet representatives of Pattern Development, Nigig and the construction team, as well as learn about HIW, ask questions and provide comments.

In February, March, July and August of 2015, HIW hosted community and public information centres to provide an opportunity for HIFN members and the public to learn about HIW and the associated transmission line, meet with the HIW team, and submit feedback. To view the Information Boards presented at those meetings, as well as the HIWEC and Transmission Line description reports, please visit our Documents page.

Construction began in 2017 and will be ongoing until early 2019. The route for the transmission line (34.5 kV electrical collection system) will run from Henvey Inlet First Nation along the Hwy. 69 corridor in some areas. Drivers will see laydown yards along areas of Highway 69 from Bekanon Road going south past Parry Sound.

We enjoy meeting with members of the local communities and are interested in hearing ideas on ways we can better collaborate and engage. Please let us know if you have suggestions for community sponsorships or local causes that we could support.