In Prince Edward Island, renewable energy means wind energy. Prince Edward Island has one of the highest levels of wind integration in North America with the Island's eight wind farms providing a combined generating capacity of 203 MW.
Approximately 20% of the energy distributed by Maritime Electric comes from on-Island wind generation. We are proud of our PEI renewable energy.
Wind farms in PEI
Virtually all electricity produced in PEI is generated by wind farms…
- The first commercial wind farm in the Maritimes was installed in North Cape in 2001 by the government-owned PEI Energy Corporation.
- Maritime Electric has contracted with the PEI Energy Corporation to purchase a total of 92.5 MW from on-Island wind farms.
PEI is the only province with a larger share of installed wind energy than fossil fuels and has the highest percentage of wind integration in Canada…
- In 2015, PEI was one of only two provinces in Canada which generated 10% or more of its electricity from wind sources.
- Current on-Island wind generation is approximately 291,400 MWh, representing approximately 20% of total electricity supply.
- At the appropriate amount, wind generation is a competitively priced source of electricity for Maritime Electric and we continue to work with the provincial government to increase the amount of wind, and other renewable forms of generation.