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Wind energy

Suncor is involved with six wind power developments in operation across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. Suncor is the operator of two of those developments, Kent Breeze in Ontario, and Wintering Hills in Alberta. For the purposes of this report, only data from these two facilities in which Suncor is the operator has been included.

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Indicator Unit Footnote GRI indicator 2012
Production        
Net production MWh OG1 247,306.00

Footnote A:
Total production refers to wind energy production from Suncor's Kent Breeze and Wintering Hills facilities in megawatt hours.

Air emissions        
Greenhouse gas (GHG) thousand tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent
(CO2e)
EN16 0.10

Footnote B:
Energy consumption and GHG includes natural gas consumed in backup generators as well as electricity for field office.

GHG emission intensity tonnes CO2e/m3 production   EN16,18 0.00
Sulphur dioxide (SO2) tonnes/year   EN20 0.0004
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) tonnes/year   EN20 0.0728
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) tonnes/year   EN20 0.0040
Energy consumption        
Total energy use million gigajoules EN3/4 -0.89

Footnote B:
Energy consumption and GHG includes natural gas consumed in backup generators as well as electricity for field office.

     Direct energy use million gigajoules EN3 0.0016

Footnote C:
Direct energy is energy consumed on-site by Suncor-operated facilities. Indirect energy includes electricity for field office.

     Indirect energy use million gigajoules EN4 -0.89

Footnote C:
Direct energy is energy consumed on-site by Suncor-operated facilities. Indirect energy includes electricity for field office.

Energy intensity gigajoules/m3 production   EN3/4 -3.59
Water use        
Total water withdrawal m3   EN8 78.0
Water withdrawal (water purchased from municipality) m3   EN8 78.0
Waste management      

Footnote D:
Beginning in 2011, in order to better align with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) reporting standard, Suncor has expanded the number of indicators for which it collects and reports data in the waste management category.

Non-hazardous waste generated tonnes   EN22 <1
Non-hazardous waste otherwise disposed or treated on-site tonnes   EN22 <1
Compliance        
Number of major incidents     LA7, SO8 0
Number of regulatory contraventions     EN28 0
Number of reportable spills     EN23 0
Number of air quality exceedances     EN28 0
Number of water effluent exceedances     EN28 0
Number of spills to water courses     EN23 0
Regulatory fines $ thousand   EN28 0
Total volume of spills m3   EN23 0
EH&S management        
EH&S professionals on staff     EN30 0
Environmental capital expenditures $ millions   EN30 0
Wind environment footnotes
A Total production refers to wind energy production from Suncor's Kent Breeze and Wintering Hills facilities in megawatt hours.
B Energy consumption and GHG includes natural gas consumed in backup generators as well as electricity for field office.
C Direct energy is energy consumed on-site by Suncor-operated facilities. Indirect energy includes electricity for field office.
D Beginning in 2011, in order to better align with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) reporting standard, Suncor has expanded the number of indicators for which it collects and reports data in the waste management category.