Summerside Advancing its path towards Net Zero




September 28, 2021

Summerside Advancing its path towards Net Zero



SUMMERSIDE, PE – Today the City of Summerside announced that Aspin Kemp & Associates of Montague, Prince Edward Island has been awarded the three contracts to build Summerside Sunbank Solar and Battery Utility System valued at over $55 million.

Summerside Sunbank Project involves the construction of a new 21‐megawatt solar farm and a battery storage system. This renewable energy source will improve the energy efficiency of the City of Summerside and allow the City to meet 62 percent of its electricity needs through renewable energy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 21,000 tonnes per year.


This project is another milestone step in Summerside’s goal of becoming net zero through its various innovation platforms. This system will increase Summerside’s renewable energy penetration and combined with the battery will increase the predictability of all Summerside Renewable Energy Assets.


Aspin Kemp (AKA) is a leader in systems integration and engineering that delivers innovative solutions to a wide spectrum of industries. AKA is a globally respected firm that uses business friendly approaches to bringing innovative solutions to market.


“AKA put forth a compelling proposal for the Sunbank Project including a consortium of Island Based Companies, internationally recognized partners and a strong value proposition in addition to the project to further advance Summerside’s goals in local business collaboration, collaboration with Post Secondary Education, Research and Development pursuits and furthering Summerside’s Living Lab agenda.”

His Worship Basil Stewart, Mayor of the City of Summerside

“Summerside has always pursued projects and partnerships that not only benefit our local economy but our global environment, and this project is another example of Summerside’s leadership within Prince Edward Island to attain the goal of becoming a net zero Province. This is another step on our longer‐term pathway to supporting a cleaner and greener economy.”

Councillor Brian McFeely, Chair Economic Development

“Aspin Kemp and Partners are pleased to be selected as the prime contractor for this exciting project. Not only is it a great opportunity for our company but significant opportunity for growing our clean tech sector in Prince Edward Island. Today is about working collaboratively together to further our Islands net zero agenda and we are pleased to be leading that through this announcement today”

Jason Aspin, CEO / CTO Aspin Kemp & Associates


Mike Thususka
Director of Economic Development
City of Summerside


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