Electric utility update

Nancy MacPhee
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SUMMERSIDE — Coun. Jeff Sullivan gave council an update to council on the city’s electrical utility during the November meeting.

In the month of October, electrical generation at the Harvard Street plant was 9,051-kilowatt hours. The plant’s capacity is 10.5 megawatts.

Electric power purchased in the month of October to reach customer demand, the peak of which was 16.87 megawatts, was as follows: just under 5,000 megawatt hours from N.B. Gen Co.; 2,737 megawatt hours from West Cape Energy; and, from the Summerside Wind Farm, 2,875 megawatt hours.

The total renewal wind energy generated was 5,612-megawatt hours or 53 per cent.

During the month of October, wind generated electricity would have covered all of Summerside’s needs for 175 of 744 hours or 23.5 per cent.

In October, the city did have a small quantity of excess wind power, a total of 568 megawatts hours, which was exported.

Organizations: N.B. Gen Co.

Geographic location: Harvard Street, Summerside

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