Suncor announced that it is moving forward with construction of the 88 MW Wintering Hills Wind Power Project. Suncor has signed a Joint Venture Agreement with Teck Resources, pursuant to which Suncor will own a 70% interest in and operate the project. The project, which will be located southeast of Drumheller, Alberta, received regulatory approval on June 7, 2010, and is expected to be complete at the end of 2011.

The Canadian Wind Energy Association’s (CanWEA) projection for investment this year by wind power developers in Canada is $1.7 billion to install 754 MW of additional wind energy capacity.