Boosting the Local Economy

In 2014, Henvey Inlet First Nation - through its subsidiary Nigig Power Corporation - partnered with Pattern Canada to jointly develop the 300 MW Henvey Inlet Wind project, which generates enough clean, renewable energy to power approximately 100,000 Ontario homes.

Henvey Inlet Wind is a one-of-a-kind venture - it is both the largest single-phase wind project in Ontario, as well as the largest First Nation wind partnership project in Canada.

The facility, which is expected to generate more than $10 million in income annually for Henvey Inlet First Nation, is a source of long-term, stable revenue for the Band. Construction began in 2017 and employed more than 1,000 workers on site during peak activity, creating significant positive economic impacts for the Georgian Bay area's local economy and Henvey Inlet First Nation, including approximately $25 million in direct economic activity for local First Nations businesses.

Commercial operations started in October 2019 and created more than 20 permanent, on-site jobs related to maintaining the facility, and is expected to indirectly support more than 100 additional jobs through the expansion of Henvey Inlet Band programs and services.

Check out this CTV News clip from November 2019:

Canada's largest First Nation wind farm begins operation