SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. (CP) -- The premier wants private sector developers to increase P.E.I.'s wind power to 500 megawatts, more than three times current levels.
The announcement in North Cape will outline how the government will work with private sector developers to achieve its goal.
German company NewEn is one possible source of fresh wind development.
Frank Ahlering, a representative for NewEn, told the Summerside Journal-Pioneer his company wants to develop 500 megawatts of wind energy and bury all of the cable.
He says the method is used "in Europe all the time and we can do it here."
However, he notes that permission to bury cable along roadways and beneath Northumberland Strait to New Brunswick is needed.
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