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Electricity

Powering Our City

One of the most unique things about the City of Summerside is that we own our own electrical utility.

Summerside Electric purchases, sells, produces, transmits, and distributes electricity. We have more than 7,000 commercial and residential customers, and we also sell electricity to NB power.

Our electrical system is made up of:

  • The Summerside Wind Farm (with 4 wind turbines holding the capacity to generate 12 megawatts of electricity at a time)
  • The Summerside Diesel Generation Plant (which generates 12.5 megawatts of electricity at a time when needed).

Our Electrical system 46% of Summerside’s electricity comes from wind power. That is the highest percentage on the continent. On average, 20% of the time, all electricity being used in Summerside is coming from renewable wind energy.

This electricity is distributed to customers via 4,600 electric poles supporting over 111kms of circuit wires.

Electric Utility Equipment

Summerside Electric owns:

  • 3 line trucks (1 hot line, 2 diggers)
  • 2 electrician work vans
  • 3 ½ ton trucks
  • 1 meter reading car
  • 1 general purpose car
  • 1 pole trailer
  • 1 general purpose trailer
  • 1 reel trailer

We provide normal and emergency services 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. After hours, our staff are dispatched through the Summerside Police.

To report a power outage:

Regular Business Hours Call 902.432.1968
Evenings, Week-ends and Holidays Call 902.432.1201

To report an electric emergency:
Call 911 or 902-436-2389

For more information about Summerside Electric, contact:

Greg Gaudet - Municipal Services Director 
greg.gaudet@city.summerside.pe.ca 
902-439-5776
City of Summerside, 94 Ottawa Street, Summerside, PE, C1N 1H9

Related City Documents:

Electric Rates Schedules and Policy Manual

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