Prince Edward Island

Electricity Generation and Consumption

In 2018, PEI generated about 0.6 terawatt hours (TW.h) of electricity.

Roughly 98% of power generation on PEI is from wind farms. (Figure 25) However, the majority of electricity consumed in PEI comes from New Brunswick, which generates electricity from a mix of nuclear, fossil fuels, and hydroelectricity.

In 2017, annual electricity consumption per capita in PEI was 14.2 megawatt hours (MW.h).

Figure 25: Electricity Generation by Fuel Type, 2018

Figure 25: Electricity Generation by Fuel Type, 2018

Source: CER - Canada’s Energy Future 2019


This pie chart shows electricity generation by source in PEI. A total of 0.7 TW.h of electricity was generated in 2018.

Electricity Provider

Maritime Electric Company Limited (Maritime Electric), an indirect subsidiary of Fortis Inc., provides electricity service to residential customers in PEI. Maritime Electric is regulated by the Island Regulatory Appeals Commission (IRAC). The electricity rates are set by IRAC under the provisions of the Prince Edward Island Electric Power Act and the Renewable Energy Act.

Energy Cost

The electricity rate for the first 2 000 kilowatt hour (kW.h) per billing period (monthly) is 14.37 ¢/kW.h. Anything above 2 000 kW.h is 11.42 ¢/kW.h per month.

Service Charge

There is a service charge of $24.57 per month.

Figure 26: Prince Edward Island Monthly Electricity Bill Break-down and Appliance Costs

Source: Island Regulatory Appeals Commission


This interactive dashboard shows Prince Edward Island residents what it costs to run various appliances based on the different lengths of time they are operated. The data for these graphs is available.

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