Proposed Woodstock Switching Station

Maritime Electric is proposing to build a new switching substation in Woodstock to improve reliability for our customers in West Prince. The proposed substation will be located near Route #2 and the O’Leary Road (see Figure 1).

The proposed switching station will measure approximately 185 m x 100 m and will be situated near the back of the property approximately 800 m from Route #2 if approved. It will connect to the existing 138 kV transmission line at the back of the property as well as the existing transmission 69 kV line that runs along Route #2. A proposed 800 m long gravel access road will be constructed on the property from Route #2 to the switching station.

The proposed Project also includes a Maritime Electric Service Depot building to be constructed close to Route #2 with access from the switching station entrance road. The proposed Service Depot will provide space for resources, vehicles and materials to support customers and the electrical system in West Prince.

A map of the proposed location for the Woodstock Switching Station is shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1. Proposed Woodstock Switching Station location 


Figure 2. Lorne Valley Switching Station


The above photograph in Figure 2 represents a typical switching station layout. The proposed switching station will measure approximately 185 m x 100 m and will be fully fenced.

Maritime Electric is submitting the proposed project to the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission (IRAC) for regulatory approval, as well as the Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action for evaluation as part of the Environmental Assessment Guidelines. Pending regulatory and government approval, the proposed project is expected to take approximately three years to complete and is proposed for a 2023-2025 timeframe.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss the proposed project, please contact us Monday through Friday between 9 am and 4 pm at or 1-800-670-1012. We encourage you to provide any feedback or questions on the project by July 4, 2022.