Prince Edward Island 3rd Transmission Cable Project

PEI Energy Corporation has proposed placing a third 8-mile 138 kV transmission cable on the bottom of Northumberland Strait capable of carrying 150 MW and connecting Prince Edward Island to the mainland. The new underwater cable is estimated to cost between $120M and $140M. Construction began in June 2016, and the project is expected to be complete in late spring or early summer 2017.

Project Sponsor Line Miles Voltage (kV) From State To State Year in Service
Pei Power Corporation 8 138 NB PE 2017
Estimated Costs ($M) Voltage Type Project Status Project Group Origin Point Destination Point
140 Operating New Brunswick Prince Edward Island
Interstate Build Start NERC ISO/RTO Country Project Partners
2016 NPCC NBSO CA