Summerside

  • Population: 14829, second largest city in PEI
  • Summerside is an urban centre with strong rural routes
  • The largest single employer within the city is the Summerside Tax Centre, a Government of Canada agency processing Goods and Services Tax (GST). The Slemon Park Business Park is home to several Aerospace and Transportation companies in former military buildings. The outlying community of New Annan is home to Cavendish Farms, PEI’s largest private sector employer in food processing
  • Holland College (Summerside’s community college) offers training in Marine Training, Atlantic Police Academy, Motive Power, and much more
  • Summerside has one hospital, The Prince County Hospital
  • Summerside’s Harbourfront Theatre attracts world class entertainers, and plays host to many festivals and events. Summerside is also home to the Credit Union Place, the largest indoor sports facility in the entire province, with a large hockey arena seating 4000, a bowling alley, a 25 metre swimming pool, and other fitness and meeting facilities


    Summerside Electricity

  • One of the most unique things about the city of Summerside is that it has its own electrical utility
  • The electrical system is made up of 1. The Summerside wind farm, which includes 4 wind turbines holding the capacity to generate 12 megawatts of electricity at a time. And 2. The Summerside generation plant, which generates 12.5 megawatts of electricity at a time if needed.
  • 46% of Summerside’s electricity is generated through wind power, which is the highest percentage on the continent
  • Summerside electric purchases, sells, produces, transmits, and distributes electricity to over 7000 commercial and residential customers, as well as sells electricity to NB power