Wind power partnership formed with Suncor Energy and First Nations in Ontario
Calgary, AB – Suncor Energy and Aamjiwnaang First Nation have announced the Suncor Adelaide Wind Limited Partnership. Under the partnership agreement the Aamjiwnaang First Nation has a 25% 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-MW (megawatt) Adelaide Wind Power Project is located about 5 km north of Strathroy, ON, 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.