Suncor operations cease at base plant after ‘process upset’ knocks out power
Calgary – Suncor Energy Inc. says operations have ceased at its oilsands base plant near Fort McMurray, Alta., after a temporary power loss Wednesday afternoon.
Company spokesperson Erin Rees would only describe the cause of the power loss as a “process upset” but says power was restored as of Wednesday night.
Rees says she cannot provide more detail because it’s a “day to day operational issue.”
She says the incident does not impact the safety of the company’s employees or contractors.
Suncor is currently focused on a safe return to operations, Rees says.
She says during that return to operations, there is potential for additional flaring at the plant.