Prince Edward Island Renewable Energy Act

Source: JOIN IEA/IRENA Policy and Measures Database
Last updated: 9 May 2017

The Renewable Energy Act requires utilities to acquire at least 15% of electrical energy from renewable sources by 2010 (Renewable Portfolio Standard). The province has achieved this target.

Currently about 25% of PEI’s electricity consumption is sourced from on-island wind farms.

The Renewable Energy Act also established minimum purchase price utilities must pay for power produced by large-scale renewable energy generators and makes it economically feasible for Island homeowners, small businesses or farmers who have an interest in generating their own electricity to install small-scale generating systems through net-metering.

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