Calgary, Alberta (June 14, 2012) — Suncor Energy and Teck Resources Limited (Teck) celebrated the official opening of the $200 million Wintering Hills Wind Power Project on June 12. The project is located 125 kilometres northeast of Calgary and 21 kilometers southeast of Drumheller, Alta.
The 88 megawatt (MW) wind power project was commissioned in December 2011 and consists of 55, 1.6 MW wind turbine generators. Wintering Hills has the capacity to generate enough clean electricity to power 35,000 homes and will displace the equivalent of just over 200,000 tonnes of greenhouse gasses per year.
“Wintering Hills is Suncor’s largest wind power project and underscores our broader goals for a sustainable energy future,” said Jim Provias, vice president, Renewable Energy, Suncor.
Teck holds a 30% interest in Wintering Hills. "We are proud to celebrate the grand opening of our first investment in wind power," said Ray Reipas, senior vice president, Energy, Teck. "As part of our commitment to sustainability, Teck is supporting growth and innovation in alternative energy through projects like Wintering Hills."
Suncor is one of the largest developers of renewable energy in Canada. Suncor owns six wind farms, for a combined generation capacity of 255 MW, enough to power 100,000 Canadian homes.
Suncor Energy is Canada’s premier integrated energy company. Suncor’s operations include oil sands development and upgrading, conventional and offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. While working to responsibly develop petroleum resources, Suncor is also developing a growing renewable energy portfolio. The company’s renewable energy interests include six operational wind power projects totaling a generating capacity of 255 megawatts and Canada’s largest ethanol plant by production volume with a current production capacity of 400 million litres per year. Suncor’s common shares (symbol: SU) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.
Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy. The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TCK.A and TCK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TCK. Further information about Teck can be found at: www.teck.com.
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