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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 282 MW in 2017.

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185

employees

80,000

customers

145-MW

generating capacity

  • Integrated electricity generation, transmission, and distribution utility
  • Approximately 25% of electricity requirements in 2017 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. In 2017 the project was completed safely with no lost time and on budget. This project will provide the Province with safe and reliable electricity well into the future.

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Giving back at Maritime Electric

Maritime Electric takes a grassroots approach to community investment and donates to over 300 Island events, charities and organizations each year. The Company wants to invest in PEI where they live, work and operate the electricity system. Helping local organizations who do so much for the Island and Islanders in need is important to the men and women at Maritime Electric. 

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