Renewable Energy Act (Prince Edward Island, Canada)

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Place Prince Edward Island

Applies to States or Provinces Prince Edward Island
Name Renewable Energy Act (Prince Edward Island, Canada)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Equipment Certification, Renewables Portfolio Standards and Goals, Solar/Wind Access Policy
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Geothermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Prince Edward Island Minister of Environment, Energy and Forestry
Primary Website

Last Review 9/9/2013

Information Source


The Renewable Energy Act outlines the renewable portfolio goals, permitting for renewable projects, regulatory authority, net metering system regulations, purchase price regulations, and renewable energy designated area regulations.

Development permits are required from the Minister of Environment, Energy and Forestry for projects larger than 1 MW.

The minimum purchase price set by the law for a public utility to purchase energy from a renewable energy generator is $0.0775 per kilowatt-hour, with a minimum contract agreement of 20 years.

Renewable energy designated areas apply to wind power generators that are larger than 100 kW in nameplate capacity. The designated areas limit the installation of wind energy systems - development of a wind energy project larger than 100 kW may only happen within these areas. Areas are defined by the Minister of Environment, Energy and Forestry.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Renewable Energy Act R.S.P.E.I. 1988, Cap. R-12.1
Date Effective 2005
Date Enacted 1988