Suncor Wins Approval for Alberta Wind Farm

11 July 2010 (Last Updated July 11th, 2010 18:30)

Canadian integrated energy company Suncor Energy has received approval from Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to develop 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

Canadian integrated energy company Suncor Energy has received approval from Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to develop 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.

In order to become 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 power about 35,000 homes, displacing the equivalent of about 200,000t of CO2 per year.