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Pattern Energy to help advance renewable energy opportunities for First Nations

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October 5, 2022

Renewable energy leader joins First Nations Major Projects Coalition’s Sustaining Partners Program


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October 6, 2022 (Coast Salish Territory) – The First Nations Major Projects Coalition (FNMPC) is pleased to announce Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Energy) as the renewable energy member of its Sustaining Partners Program. The program furthers FNMPC’s ability to advance relationships between its members and the private sector on issues of mutual interest.

Pattern Energy, along with existing program members CIBC, Cenovus Energy, Colliers Project Leaders, COWI, Gowling WLG, IBI Group and New Gold Inc., will benefit from an exclusive relationship with FNMPC that will be focused on advancing progressive Indigenous business initiatives between the partners and FNMPC members. In working with these companies, FNMPC will further advance strategies that promote meaningful Indigenous inclusion in major developments and articulate Indigenous perspectives concerning environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment standards and sustainable business practices generally.

“Pattern Energy shares FNMPC’s vision for Indigenous equity ownership in net zero-focused energy and climate solutions infrastructure projects, says Chief Sharleen Gale, Chair of FNMPC. “The commitment made by Pattern Energy to join the FNMPC Sustaining Partners group supports our most important work. It allows FNMPC to create pathways to reconciliation by working closely with a select group of private sector partners who share our vision for meaningful Indigenous inclusion in the economic mainstream of Canada.”

“Pattern Energy believes that meaningful engagement and partnership with Indigenous communities on the development and operation of renewable energy projects help advance our shared objectives,” says Frank Davis, Canada Country Head
for Pattern Energy. “Collaborations on renewable energy projects will create strong and long-lasting economic benefits for Indigenous communities. Our collaboration on these initiatives will be essential in advancing the Canadian renewables sector toward meeting our country’s 2030 and 2050 emissions reduction and decarbonization goals.”

As a Sustaining Partner, Pattern Energy will participate in FNMPC’s annual conference and benefit from an exclusive working relationship with FNMPC, specifically designed to advance stronger business relationships with Indigenous communities outside of a project-specific environment. For more information on the program, please contact Niilo Edwards, FNMPC’s Chief Executive Officer at


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About FNMPC:

The First Nations Major Projects Coalition (FNMPC) is a non-profit organization comprised of 90+ Indigenous communities that span across Canada. FNMPC members recognize that we are stronger together and was established to promote the shared interests of our members. Advancing major projects is the core of FNMPC’s service delivery. FNMPC’s technical team is active in supporting our member communities with tools, capacity supports, and advice related to corporate structures and benefit sharing models, as well as tools to promote environmental protection and impact assessment.

About Pattern Energy:

Pattern Energy is one of the world’s largest privately-owned developers and operators of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects. Its operational portfolio includes 35 renewable energy facilities that use proven, best-in-class technology with an operating capacity of nearly 6,000 MW in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Mexico. Pattern Energy is guided by a long-term commitment to serve customers, protect the environment, and strengthen communities. For more information, visit



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