Who We Are
The Prince Edward Island (PEI) Energy Corporation was incorporated as a provincial crown corporation in 1978. The legislated objectives of the PEI Energy Corporation are to develop and promote the development of energy systems and the generation, production, transmission and distribution of energy in all its forms on an economic and efficient basis, to provide financial assistance for the development, installation and use of energy systems, and to coordinate all government programs in the establishment and application of energy systems in the province.
The PEI Energy Corporation also strives to support the objectives of the Prince Edward Island Energy Strategy which are:
With over 30 years of experience in the area of wind energy, the PEI Energy Corporation is a pioneer in the development and adoption of wind energy technology. Major wind energy activities that the PEI Energy Corporation has been involved with over this period include:
The PEI Energy Corporation first began investigating the potential synergy of wind and hydrogen technologies in June 2003 when it hosted the PEI Wind-Hydrogen Symposium in Charlottetown. Resulting from the Symposium were relationships and opportunities that eventually led to the concept of the PEI Wind-Hydrogen Village Project. As the longer range potential to produce hydrogen is tied to large amounts of surplus and/or off-peak wind power, the PEI Wind-Hydrogen Village Project provides the PEI Energy Corporation with a more immediate opportunity to become a developer and early adopter of hydrogen technology. The project platform is founded on the past involvement of the PEI Energy Corporation in developing remote community electrification systems that integrate wind and diesel technologies.