Prince Edward Island to get $12 million in federal cash for wind energy project

Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the announcement while on the north coast of the province. Harper says the money will help the Wind Energy Institute of Canada construct and operate a nine to 10 megawatt wind turbines and electricity storage system.

That wind power project would be built near an existing wind farm facility at North Cape.

He says nearly 21 per cent of the province’s power would come from renewable sources once the project is complete. "As generating electricity from fossil fuels becomes more costly, and concerns mount about the environmental impact of doing so, our government is actively supporting research into vital new technologies," said Harper.

The project will contribute to research and development of wind energy and other innovation activities. "This is a significant accomplishment for Prince Edward Island that will contribute to Canada’s goal of becoming a clean energy superpower," Harper said.