Where does Maritime Electric get power?
The Company purchases electricity from NB Power under contractual entitlement to the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station via the four existing submarine cables.
Who owns Maritime Electric?
Maritime Electric/Parent organizations
Maritime Electric is a Canadian Electricity Association Sustainable Electricity Company™. Maritime Electric Company Limited is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Fortis Inc. and operates under the provisions of the Prince Edward Island Electric Power Act and the Renewable Energy Act.
How does Maritime Electric generate electricity?
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.
Is Maritime Electric a private company?
Maritime Electric is the supplier of electricity in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Maritime Electric is a public utility, and is regulated by the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission (IRAC) under the Electric Power Act and the Renewable Energy Act.
How much is electricity PEI?
The average cost of electricity in Prince Edward Island is $0.174 per kWh, or $174 per month, assuming an average monthly usage of 1,000 kWh. This is down from $0.168 per kWh, or $168 per month in 2020.
When did Pei get electricity?
In 1885, electric lighting came to the streets of Charlottetown. The Royal Electrical Engineering and Construction Company was contracted to light the streets with electricity from steam produced by coal.
Is electricity expensive in PEI?
Is there natural gas in PEI?
There are pockets of natural gas deposits under Prince Edward Island, but their exact size and location is unknown because only 20 exploratory wells have been drilled on and around the province.
What does Maritime Electric do for the community?
Maritime Electric takes a grassroots approach to community investment and donates to hundreds of Island events, charities and organizations each year. The Company wants to invest in PEI where they live, work and operate the electricity system.
How to use the Maritime Electric energy calculator?
To use our energy calculator select by room type, appliance and quantity. The calculator will show you approximate monthly total KWh consumption and cost for all appliances, lights and space heaters selected.
How can I view my maritime electric bills?
View your bills online 24 hours a day, manage multiple accounts, make changes to your current account and be notified of outages affecting your account.
How big is the maritime electric interconnection project?
Maritime Electric met a peak demand of 287 MW in 2020. The Interconnection Upgrade Project is the largest infrastructure project in Maritime Electric’s history and the largest for Prince Edward Island since the construction of the Confederation Bridge.