Summerside, Prince Edward Island — A thriving economy needs strategic investments in green infrastructure to improve the lives of citizens while limiting impacts on the local environment. Investing in innovative green infrastructure also helps create jobs and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Robert Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont; the Honourable Steven Myers, Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy; and His Worship Basil Stewart, Mayor of the City of Summerside, announced funding to build a solar energy farm and storage facility in Summerside.
The project involves the construction of a new 21-megawatt solar farm and a battery storage facility. This renewable energy source will improve the energy efficiency of the City of Summerside. The project will allow the City to meet 62 percent of its electricity needs through renewable energy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 21,000 tonnes per year.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $26.3 million in this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Government of Prince Edward Island is contributing over $21.9 million, with the City of Summerside providing the balance of the funding.Source : Government of Canada