Combined with phase one, the wind farm has the potential to meet more than 25% of the energy needs of the community of Summerside.

The Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan is accelerating and expanding the existing federal investment of CAD33 billion in infrastructure with almost CAD12 billion in new infrastructure stimulus funding over two years. The Province of Prince Edward Island is working closely with the federal government to ensure that these infrastructure funds are being spent on priority projects across the province.

“The Government of Canada, under the leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, is creating jobs and stimulating our regional economy here in Prince Edward Island,” said Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Ocean. “The wind farm project is an example of what we are doing to keep Canadians working, our economy growing and our communities green.”

“As Minister responsible for Infrastructure and Municipal Affairs, I recognize that modern infrastructure plays a critical role in the development of healthy, sustainable and vibrant communities,” said Carolyn Bertram, PEI Minister of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour. “The Government of Prince Edward Island is proud to invest in the long term development and future sustainability of communities across the province.”

“I would like to thank the Government of Canada, the Province of Prince Edward Island and City Council of the City of Summerside for their contribution and commitment to our city and this project that will improve the environment while supplying green energy to our customers,” said Summerside Mayor Basil Stewart.