Suncor Forty Mile Wind Power Project

Suncor Forty Mile Wind Power Project

Applications for a 400-MW wind power project within the County of Forty Mile


The Alberta Utilities Commission is currently considering a project from Suncor Energy Inc. to construct and operate a 400-megawatt wind power plant in the County of Forty Mile No. 8. If you feel you may be affected by applications submitted by Suncor for a wind power plant and associated collector system and substation, you can provide input by filing a submission with the AUC to review before it makes its decision.

The Alberta Utilities Commission is currently reviewing the applications and submissions received which can be accessed through the eFiling System and going to Proceeding 23030. A notice of application was issued on October 25, 2017 asking those that wish to participate in the proceeding to provide their submissions.

The project consists of a 400-MW wind farm, underground collector system, and two collector substations. 163 potential turbine locations have been applied for but only 160 turbines will be constructed. The applicant has not selected a final turbine make and model but each wind turbine will have a maximum hub height of 90 metres and a maximum rotor diameter of 116 metres. The project is located approximately 13 kilometres southeast of the town of Bow Island.

Suncor has provided more details on the proposed project, including maps, on its website: Suncor Forty Mile Wind Power Project.

Find out how the Commission has dealt with certain issues in previously issued power plant decisions.


The eFiling System should be accessed to view the applications and the other documents the AUC will be considering in this proceeding. The system is also used to file submissions and evidence to participate in the proceeding.

To create an account, select "New account" and follow the steps to create a user ID and password. If you have any questions about how to use the system please contact us at or 403-592-4500.

Documents being considered in this proceeding can be found in the eFiling System (which requires log in). Once you have logged in, enter 23030 in the "go to" section at the top left corner of your screen. 

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Proceeding 23030

Application status: under review

Hearing dates: TBD

Hearing location: TBD


Information session: November 8, 2017

 Information session location: Bow Island Legion


Decision expected: TBD


AUC contact: Victor Choy
 403-592-4439 or

 Suncor Energy contact: Christopher Scott 
519-801-8633 or


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