Media Advisory - Suncor Energy and Acciona Energy celebrate opening of first wind power project in Ontario



    RIPLEY, ON, Sept. 20 /CNW/ - Media are invited to a ceremony to celebrate
Suncor Energy Products Inc. and Acciona Energy North America's first wind
power project in Ontario on Monday, September 24.
    The Honourable Dwight Duncan, Minister of Energy and Member of Provincial
Parliament Windsor-St. Clair, and other guests will join Acciona and Suncor to
commemorate the 76-megawatt, 38-turbine wind power project.

    
    Attending the celebration are:

    -   Peter Duprey, Chief Executive Officer, Acciona Energy
    -   Steve Williams, Chief Operating Officer, Suncor Energy
    -   The Honourable Dwight Duncan, Minister of Energy and Member of
        Provincial Parliament Windsor-St. Clair
    -   Carol Mitchell, Member of Provincial Parliament Huron-Bruce
    -   Mitch Twolan, Mayor of the Township of Huron-Kinloss and Warden of
        Bruce County
    -   Laura Haight, Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of Kincardine

    Event:    Ripley Wind Power Project Opening Ceremony

    Date:     Monday, September 24

    Time:     1:15 pm to 3:00 pm

    Location: Please go to the Ripley Huron Community Centre on Queen Street
              in Ripley for directions to the ceremony location

    Agenda:   Address by company leaders
              Address by government representatives
              Photo opportunity and media interviews
    

    The $176-million Ripley Wind Power Project is a 38-turbine, 76-megawatt
wind power facility near Ripley, Ontario. It is jointly owned by Acciona
Energy and Suncor Energy.

    Acciona Energy is the largest wind developer in the world with a
portfolio of 4,697 megawatts installed in 172 wind farms in 10 countries
(3,465 owned by the company). The company manufactures wind turbine generators
using in-house technology. In solar energy, Acciona's Nevada Solar One project
represents the largest solar thermal electric power plant (64 MW) built in the
world in the last 16 years, in addition to the company's 31 MW installations
of photovoltaic power and a 46 MW photovoltaic solar plant under development
in Portugal. In the area of biomass, Acciona operates three plants (33 MW) and
19 small hydro power plants (59 MW). In biofuels, the company produces
biodiesel from vegetable oils and bioethanol from surplus wine.
    Acciona is one of the premier international corporations working in the
development and management of infrastructure services and renewable energy
sources, employing more than 38,000 people worldwide. Acciona is listed on the
IBEX-35 in Spain with a market capitalization of more than $14.6 billion.
    For more information, please visit the company's website at
www.acciona-energy.com.

    Suncor Energy Products Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Suncor Energy
Inc., an integrated energy company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. Suncor's
oil sands business, located near Fort McMurray, Alberta, extracts and upgrades
oil sands and markets refinery feedstock and diesel fuel, while operations
throughout Western Canada produce natural gas. Suncor operates a refining and
marketing business in Ontario with retail distribution under the Sunoco brand.
U.S.A. downstream assets include refining operations in Colorado and retail
sales in the Denver area under the Phillips 66 brand. Suncor's common shares
(symbol: SU) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.
    Sunoco in Canada is separate and unrelated to Sunoco in the United
States, which is owned by Sunoco, Inc. of Philadelphia.




For further information:

For further information: Lena Stinsa, Acciona Energy North America
Corporation, Tel: (312) 673-3021; Coral Hulse, Suncor Energy Inc., Tel: (403)
205-6828

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