Suncor Receives Approval for Alberta Wind Farm

10 June 2010 (Last Updated June 10th, 2010 18:30)

Suncor Energy has received approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission for the development of a proposed 88MW wind farm in the Canadian province. The Wintering Hills Wind Power Project will be spread out over 16,000 acres of land and comprise 55 turbines each with a generating capaci

Suncor Energy has received approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission for the development of a proposed 88MW wind farm in the Canadian province.

The Wintering Hills Wind Power Project will be spread out over 16,000 acres of land and comprise 55 turbines each with a generating capacity of 1.6MW.

Suncor's largest operated wind project to date, the farm will add to the existing four farms that have a total capacity of 147MW.

At peak operation, the Wintering Hills project is expected to provide power for about 35,000 homes, displacing the equivalent of about 200,000t of CO2 per year.