Pattern Energy Group (Pattern Development) has acquired development rights for the 600MW King Pine wind project in the US state of Maine from SunEdison.
SunEdison has filed for bankruptcy in April this year and is planning to sell its assets.
A bid for the proposed King Pine project was submitted by SunEdison in February this year for New England’s 500MW request for proposal for supplying utilities and agencies in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
The project will be located at Northeastern Maine, at Aroostook and Penobscot counties. It is expected to start commercial operations by 2020.
It will feature 174 Vestas’ V136 3.45MW wind turbines and will be interlinked to the ISO New England at Emera Maine’s proposed 345kV Hammond substation.
Pattern Development President and CEO Mike Garland said: "We are excited about the opportunity to expand our previous activities in Maine by taking over development of the state’s largest wind power project.
"Maine is an extraordinary place and we have been working for years to find a great project that can be developed in a manner that is respectful of the local community and the environment.
"The King Pine project would establish a strong new source of revenue for the local community and the state, create new jobs and provide clean energy."