Welcome to the
PEI Wind-Hydrogen Village
The PEI Wind-Hydrogen Village has been developed in North Cape, Prince Edward Island as Canada’s first grid-independent Sustainable Energy Supply System for northern and remote communities. The system is designed to operate on the basis that when the wind is blowing, wind turbines supply power to connected loads including a hydrogen production system. When there is low or no wind conditions, stored hydrogen is used to fuel a back-up generator that keeps the electricity flowing without any disruption of supply.
The PEI Wind-Hydrogen Village is intended to demonstrate an effective and sustainable means for addressing the intermittency of wind power in stand-alone applications. Hydrogen produced from local wind and water is a truly clean and renewable energy carrier with potential for reducing dependency on imported fossil fuels for stationary power and transportation applications.