Energy Strategy (Prince Edward Island, Canada)

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EZFeed Policy

Place Prince Edward Island

Applies to States or Provinces Prince Edward Island
Name Energy Strategy (Prince Edward Island, Canada)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Industry Recruitment/Support, Renewables Portfolio Standards and Goals, Solar/Wind Access Policy
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Geothermal Electric, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Start Date 2008

Program Administrator PEI Department of Environment, Energy and Forestry
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source Prince Edward Island Energy Strategy:

Island Wind Energy - Securing Our Future: The 10 Point Plan:


Without a local supply of natural gas and oil resources, Prince Edward Island is heavily reliant on imported sources of energy. Imported oil accounts for 76 percent of PEI's total energy supply, including transportation and heating. Wind resources currently meet approximately 18 percent of the province’s electricity supply with the remainder tied primarily to oil and nuclear power supplied by the new Brunswick Power corporation and imported via two submarine cables connected to the mainland. Ten percent of energy in PEI is supplied by biomass, which includes fuel wood, sawmill residue and municipal waste.

Specific goals: - 500 MW of wind power online by 2013, of which 100 MW will be for domestic use. - 50 percent increase in biomass use by 2013, which will lead to 10 MW of new electrical generation capacity for island utilities. - Increased community wind projects by 2018 - 25 percent further increase in use of biomass by 2018 for an additional 10 MW of electrical generation capacity. - Long-term fixed price contracts for the various forms of renewable energy sources (wind, solar, biomass and earth energy) for community-based renewable projects

Also published is a separate wind energy strategy that outlines a 10-point plan to meet PEI's wind energy goals.