Location Henvey Inlet Reserve No. 2
Power Purchaser Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) 
Partners Nigig Power Corporation & Pattern Canada
Turbine Model Vestas V136 -3.45 MW
Number of Turbines 87
Power Capacity 300 MW
Construction Start August 2017
Operations Start July 2019
Construction Jobs 500 average; 1,000 peak
On-site Operations Jobs 20
Community Benefits Program $1,200,000 annually

Harnessing the Wind

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. This project 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.

Construction on the Henvey Inlet Wind project began in 2017 and reached commercial operation in October 2019. The project is bringing hundreds of jobs to the community and will have a significant positive impact on the Georgian Bay area's local economy and Henvey Inlet First Nation.

Key Facts:

  • More than 1,000 on-site jobs during peak construction activity
  • Annual clean energy production equal to the needs of 100,000 Ontario homes
  • More than 20 permanent jobs on-site to operate and maintain the facility
  • More than 100 indirect jobs through expansion of Henvey Inlet Band programs and services
  • Long-term, stable revenue for Henvey Inlet First Nation

Wind Energy Benefits

Wind energy is one of the cleanest and most reliable energy sources. Every day, in more than 80 countries around the world, turbines are harnessing the wind's power and transforming it into the energy we need to run our devices and heat our homes. There are a number of benefits associated with this incredible technology, including:

  • Wind power is safe, clean and reliable
  • Wind power stimulates local and regional economies
  • Wind energy projects create local jobs 
  • It benefits the environment and helps us fight climate change
  • Wind projects are compatible with mixed land use