Sustainability at Maritime Electric


Maritime Electric is an Electricity Canada Sustainable Electricity Leader™. This prestigious designation involves adhering to a number of international standards for environmental management and social responsibility. The designation is based on the following pillars: Human Rights, Fair Operating Practices, Consumer Issues, Community Involvement & Development, Environment, Governance, and Labour Practices. We are committed to responsible environmental, social and economic practices with the goal of creating a better future for generations to come. Sustainability is an integral part of our business today and for the future. 

Fortis Inc. and its subsidiaries, including Maritime Electric, are also committed to adhering to the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act, SC 2023, c 9. Details on Fortis and Maritime Electric's adherence can be found in the 2023 Modern Slavery Report.


  • Creating jobs for Islanders
  • Donating to community groups and organizations who share our sustainability goal and values
  • Continuing the Trees for Life program to plant hundreds of trees each year in communities across PEI



  • Committing to renewable energy sources: approximately 13% of electricity distributed by Maritime Electric comes from on-Island wind generation.
  • Expanding the Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station network on PEI
  • Adding electric vehicles to the company fleet


Carbon Footprint

  • Increasing efficiency of our daily operations
  • Off-setting carbon
  • Tracking carbon footprint and reporting