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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 264 MW in 2015.

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182

employees

78,000

customers

150-MW

generating capacity

  • Integrated electricity generation, transmission, and distribution utility
  • 25% of electricity requirements in 2015 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 community investment approach. We try to reach as many organizations and events across Prince Edward Island as possible. Maritime Electric wants to ensure that they invest in the communities and organizations in which they live and volunteer. This grassroots approach allows Maritime Electric to focus on many different community investments instead of a few larger corporate donations.

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