Energy Strategy (Prince Edward Island, Canada)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|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|
|Program Administrator||PEI Department of Environment, Energy and Forestry|
|Information Source|| Prince Edward Island Energy Strategy: http://www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/env_snergystr.pdf
Island Wind Energy - Securing Our Future: The 10 Point Plan: http://www.gov.pe.ca/publications/index.php3?number=publications&dept=&id=1449
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.