Prince Edward Island is known for its red sandy beaches and notorious potatoes, but did you know it is a wind powerhouse? That’s right, the province has some of the greatest wind potential in North America! It also has fairly high solar potential, ranking seventh out of the 13 provinces and territories. In 2019, 99% of the electricity generated within PEI came from wind. The province, however, imports around 60% of its electricity needs from New Brunswick, which comes from a mix of nuclear, fossil fuels, and hydroelectricity. The majority of the electricity in PEI is managed by Maritime Electric, a private utility.
Budweiser Canada Renewable Energy Commitment
Did you know that globally by 2025, all Budweiser will be brewed with 100% renewable energy? Budweiser Canada recently announced an exciting new agreement and is purchasing 51% of the electricity generated from Capital Power’s 75-megawatt Enchant Solar facility in Taber, Alberta. The Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from this partnership will cover 3x the electricity needed to brew Budweiser in Canada.