Wind Energy in Prince Edward Island
Wind energy helps keep energy prices low for Islanders and reduces Prince Edward Island’s need for energy from outside the province. PEI has no sources of oil, natural gas, or other fuels for traditional forms of electricity. Wind energy also adds to a cleaner setting because it does not produce emissions or pollution.
|Aeolous Wind||2003||3||Norway||PEI Energy Corporation|
|Eastern Kings Wind Farm||2007||30||Elmira/North Lake||PEI Energy Corporation|
|Hermanville/Clear Springs Wind Farm||2013-2014||30||Hermanville||PEI Energy Corporation|
|North Cape Wind Farm||2001-2003||10.6||North Cape||PEI Energy Corporation|
|Norway Wind Park||2007||9||Norway||ENGIE|
|Summerside Wind Farm||2009||12||Summerside||City of Summerside,
|West Cape Wind Park||2007-2009||99||West Cape||ENGIE|
|WEICan Wind R&D Park||2013||10||North Cape||WEICan|
How much of PEI’s electricity is produced from the wind?
The eight wind farms in the province produce 204 MWs of electricity, about 25 per cent of PEI’s electricity supply. Roughly, 21,625 households are powered by electricity produced by the wind. PEI has a total peak electrical load of over 260 Megawatts.
See how much of PEI’s energy is produced from the wind: http://www.gov.pe.ca/windenergy/chart.php
Is all of PEI’s wind energy used by Islanders?
No, only so much wind energy can be used in PEI, about 25 per cent of the electrical load. There is a strong market for wind energy, especially in the New England states. PEI exports a significant amount to other parts of Canada and the United States.
How is wind power affected if the wind doesn’t blow all the time?
The wind doesn’t blow all the time; when it does, sometimes it's at a speed that is not fast enough for wind turbines to work at their peak capacity. There are even times when the wind blows so strong that the turbines shut down to protect them.
Who can I contact for more information on wind energy?
Name: PEI Energy Corporation
Telephone: (902) 894-0288
Fax: (902) 894-0290