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In 1990, Fortis Inc. made its first investment outside the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador with the purchase of Maritime Electric Company, Limited. Maritime Electric has delivered power to customers in Prince Edward Island since 1918. Today, Maritime Electric is the principal electric utility, serving 90% of the Province of Prince Edward Island. Maritime Electric met a peak demand of 265 MW in 2016.

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186

employees

79,000

customers

145-MW

generating capacity

  • Integrated electricity generation, transmission, and distribution utility
  • 25% of electricity requirements in 2016 came from wind energy
  • Regulated by Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission
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Projects

Interconnection Upgrade Project

The Interconnection Upgrade Project is the largest infrastructure project in Maritime Electric’s history and the largest for Prince Edward Island since the construction of the Confederation Bridge. This project will provide the Province with safe and reliable electricity well into the future.

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Giving back at Maritime Electric

At Maritime Electric we take a grassroots approach to community investment. We try to reach as many organizations and events across Prince Edward Island as possible. We want to ensure that we invest in the communities and organizations in which we live, work and volunteer. This grassroots approach allows Maritime Electric to focus on many different and unique community investments annually across PEI.

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