In October of 2014, Nigig Power Corporation entered into a joint venture partnership with Pattern Canada to jointly develop, own and operate the 300 MW Henvey Inlet Wind project and associated transmission line.

Nigig Power Corporation

Nigig Power Corporation (Nigig) was established in 2010 and is wholly owned by Henvey Inlet First Nation. Nigig secured the largest Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) contract in Ontario and is constructing the largest First Nation wind energy centre in Canada. The Henvey Inlet Wind Energy Centre (HIWEC) has a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).

Henvey Inlet First Nation is an Anishinabek community comprised of three separate reserve properties. Henvey Inlet Reserve No. 2 is on the northeast shore of the Georgian Bay, 90 km south of Sudbury and 71 km north of Parry Sound. French River Reserve No.13 is 11 km north of the Reserve No. 2 and includes Cantin Island. There are about 900 enrolled Members of the Robinson- Huron Treaty band, with approximately 200 of those residing on-Reserve.

Pattern Canada

Pattern Canada is the country's largest operator of wind power, with more than 1,800 MW of wind power installed across the nation.

We are based in Toronto and operate ten wind facilities located in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, and British Columbia. Construction of these facilities involved approximately 4,300 Canadian workers and more than 120 managers and technicians are operating and maintaining the sites today.

Our facilities are investing more than $25 million into Canada's economy every year through property taxes, landowner royalties, and community benefit programs. The community benefit programs are contributing millions of dollars to local initiatives, as well as to environmental, educational, and indigenous causes.  For more information, please visit www.patterncanada.ca.