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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).

46% of Summerside’s electricity comes from wind power. 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.

To report a power outage call 902-432-1268.

To report an electric emergency call 902-432-1268.

For more information about Summerside Electric, contact:

Greg Gaudet - Municipal Services Director 
greg.gaudet@city.summerside.pe.ca 
902-432-1268
City of Summerside, 275 Fitzroy St., Summerside, PE,  C1N 1H9

Related City Documents:

2018 Electric Rates Schedule and Policy Manual

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