Suncor Energy and Aamjiwnaang First Nation partner in the Adelaide Wind Power Project
CALGARY, ALBERTA–(July 6, 2015) – Suncor Energy and Aamjiwnaang First Nation today announced the Suncor Adelaide Wind Limited Partnership. Under the partnership agreement the Aamjiwnaang First Nation has a 25 per cent interest in the Adelaide Wind Power Project.
“This partnership is an opportunity for us to continue to work together with the Aamjiwnaang First Nation on our shared energy future,” said Jim Provias, vice president, Renewable Energy, Suncor. “Suncor is committed to working closely with the Aamjiwnaang community and we look forward to building on this relationship over the lifespan of our project.”
The 40 megawatt (MW) Adelaide Wind Power Project is located approximately 5 kilometres north of Strathroy, Ont. and has 18 turbines using 2.3 MW Siemens turbine technology.
“Aamjiwnaang is committed to creating partnerships that contribute to the development of our community,” said Chief Chris Plain. “The Adelaide project will allow us to utilize our Traditional Territory in a way that is in alignment with our values and philosophy, by contributing to a more sustainable future for our community and the province as a whole.”
Suncor is involved in seven operating wind power projects including Adelaide. The total installed wind capacity of these operations is 295 MW, enough to power about 115,000 Canadian homes per year.
Suncor Energy is Canada’s leading 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. A member of Dow Jones Sustainability indexes, FTSE4Good and CDP, Suncor is working to responsibly develop petroleum resources while also growing a renewable energy portfolio. Suncor is listed on the UN Global Compact 100 stock index and the Corporate Knights’ Global 100. Suncor’s common shares (symbol: SU) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.
Suncor works with Aboriginal communities across Canada to increase their participation in energy development. One of the ways we do this is through business development opportunities. Suncor has worked with more than 150 Aboriginal communities, including in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, home to our oil sands operations, and other locations through our Petro-Canada-branded retail, wholesale and lubricant products and services. In 2014, we spent $463 million in goods and services with Aboriginal-owned businesses, bringing our total to almost $3 billion since 1999. There are 17 Petro-Canada branded gas stations owned by First Nations and one wind project where a First Nation is an equity partner.
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