Low-carbon power at Suncor currently includes interests in four wind farm operations located in Ontario and western Canada. Solar power projects are also being evaluated for low-carbon power development and something we see as part of our low-carbon future.
Wind power is one of the fastest growing sources of electricity generation in the world. It is efficient, emissions-free and renewable. Investment in wind power is a key component of Suncor's climate change action plan.
Suncor and our partners are involved in four operational wind power facilities. These wind power facilities have a generating capacity of more than 100 megawatts (MW).
|Chin Chute||Taber, Alberta||30 MW
|Magrath||Magrath, Alberta||30 MW
|SunBridge||Gull Lake, Saskatchewan||11 MW
|Adelaide||Strathroy, Ontario||40 MW
Suncor is currently constructing our newest wind power project, phase one of the Forty Mile project. The Forty Mile project is designed to be developed in two phases for a total of 400 MW, with the first phase consisting of up to 200 MW of generating capacity.
With technological advancements in recent years, solar power has become a more commercially viable option. Solar technologies can complement Suncor’s business through stand-alone projects, integration with existing facilities and co-location with wind power.
Solar power is complementary to wind power for a few reasons. To start, their respective generation peaks at different times during the day and season, allowing for more consistent power supply. Solar and wind can also be co-located to leverage site development, approvals, and operational and cost synergies, such as sharing maintenance facilities and transmission powerline infrastructure.
We continue to evaluate new opportunities across Canada to build our low-carbon power portfolio.