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Summerside’s Innovation Ambitions – Let’s Build the Future Together!

Summerside boasts the only city owned utility in Prince Edward Island, Canada. This distinction provides us with a unique opportunity to adapt and grow our community in unique ways.

We are looking for partners to help us grow our infrastructure and service offering.  We are uniquely positioned for investment and ahead of the curve in terms of existing infrastructure.

A commitment to sustainable development and technologies is important to the City of Summerside. Our businesses and residents expect it, and it makes both fiscal and environmental sense to ensure that it is a pillar of how we approach economic development in our community. Summerside is widely recognized as a leader and early adopter of green technologies. Our unique municipally owned infrastructure, combined with a business environment that encourages innovation, sets us apart from many other communities in Atlantic Canada. Some of our many green initiatives include:

• State of the Art Wind Farm
• Energy Efficiency & Smart Grid
• Electric Vehicles
• LEED‐Certified Buildings
• Waste and Water Treatment

The City of Summerside is looking ahead to more innovation in the green technology sector by building on the infrastructure already developed. Across North America, communities look to Summerside as a best practice model for leveraging sustainable green development as an integral part of an economic development strategy.

The variety of potential applications that can be developed and tested in a real life environment in Summerside are endless. Examples of those that resonate with existing priorities and key investments include:

· Electric Storage and Grid Integration
· Electric Vehicles (including Bus and Passenger Vehicle)
· Electric Car Charger Solutions with Battery Storage
· Security and Surveillance
· Appliance Control
· Residential Environmental Controls
· Smart Home Innovation
· Medical Home Care Solutions
· Solar Energy Integration
· Bio Fuel from Waste
· Advanced IT Development
· Interoperability for Big Data

To learn more about our innovation ambitions, contact:

Mike Thususka
Director of Economic Development
City of Summerside Office of Economic Development

Huego Electric Secures First Order with City of Summerside

Huego Electric, a division of China Gold Fortune, has recently expanded to Summerside and has confirmed its first order of high quality LED streetlights for Summerside Electric. 

China Gold Fortune International specializes in the development and production of remote control smart meters, prepaid integrated circuit cards for gas and water meters, industrial gas flow meters and LED lighting products. They currently export their products throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

“Summerside is an excellent location for our plans for growth in North America. Our working relationship with City and Government of PEI officials has provided us with access to key decision makers to develop our business. The positive business environment is one of the main reasons we are locating our North American operations in Summerside. The City’s infrastructure and living lab platform were also key factors,” Said Mr.  Zheng Jiansheng, President and Chief Executive Officer of China Gold Fortune International.

Summerside has established a relationship with Huego Electric and their suite of lighting products to satisfy Summerside’s growing municipal lighting needs. These products have exceeded Summerside’s expectations and customer service, warranty and delivery have been outstanding. The breadth of product knowledge combined with superior performance have allowed Summerside to realize a new and innovative approach to municipal lighting.

To learn more about Huego Electric, visit them on the web at

Vector Aerospace Atlantic’s Newly Commissioned Test Cell expands suite of service offerings in Summerside

Early in May, Vector Aerospace Atlantic put into service its latest test cell which now expands it testing capabilities to meet growing customer demand. This new multimillion dollar test cell is the latest in testing capabilities enabling testing for turboprop engines producing up to 5,000 shaft horsepower. It joins three existing test stands at Summerside, two dedicated to turboprops and one to turbofans.

The new cell will expand Vector’s local test capacity of turboprop models (such as the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A and PW100 series) supported from the Summerside overhaul facility, securing faster turnaround times for their clients and supporting further market growth opportunities for Vector. 

Vector continues to be a leader in the aerospace sector in Prince Edward Island, employing 475 at its Slemon Park facility in Summerside. Vector is a global leader in the provisioning of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for fixed and rotary-wing aircraft operators around the globe, offering responsive, cost effective and high quality services for their customers.

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