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Suncor Energy Inc. selling wind, solar assets to Canadian Utilities Limited

Last Updated Oct 6, 2022 at 9:49 am MST

A Suncor logo is shown at the company's annual meeting in Calgary, Thursday, May 2, 2019.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

CALGARY — Suncor Energy Inc. says it’s selling its wind and solar assets to Canadian Utilities Limited for $730 million.

The move follows Suncor’s announcement last April that was divesting its wind and solar assets to focus on areas of energy expansion, including hydrogen and renewable fuels.

The Calgary-based oilsands giant says in a release Wednesday that it wants to concentrate on its core business as it progresses to net-zero by 2050.

Kris Smith, Suncor’s interim president and CEO, says its efforts will include replacing coke-fired boilers at its base plant with lower emission cogeneration units.

He says Suncor will also be investing in hydrogen and low-carbon fuels and accelerating commercial-scale deployment of carbon capture technology.

Suncor says the sale includes its interest in Magrath, Chin Chute and Adelaide wind farms, as well as Forty Mile wind farm.

The company says the transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2023.

With files from The Canadian Press.