Power Utility Will Buy More Wind Energy

Prince Edward Island, Canada [CBC News] P.E.I.’s power utility will increase its reliance on wind energy after agreeing to buy the resource from two more wind farms. Under a deal announced by the provincial government on Wednesday, Maritime Electric Co. Ltd. will purchase 39 more megawatts of wind-generated energy from the PEI Energy Corp. The energy will come from wind farms to be built in Eastern Kings and Norway, P.E.I. The 20-year deal means the utility will receive about 15 per cent of its energy from renewable resources. According to provincial law, the utility is required to obtain that amount from such sources by the year 2010. … Currently, P.E.I receives about five per cent of its electricity from wind energy produced at North Cape.

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