From the beach near Chelton, Prince Edward Island, the Issac Newton was visible through the spans of The Confederation Bridge which connects the island to mainland Canada.
Although it looks like a mirage in the picture, this vessel is laying two electrical cables on the bottom of the Northumberland Strait which separates Prince Edward Island from New Brunswick. They will carry power from New Brunswick to the island.
While this island produces some electricity from wind energy,
it doesn't produce enough, requiring electricity from the mainland. The new cables will have more capacity than the older cables currently in use. While this energy source is environmentally friendly, maybe it is time to expand the number of wind turbines and begin a concerted effort at solar energy. Geothermal energy as a heat source is gaining popularity here as well.
Could we produce enough energy for our own needs such that the power from the mainland is the backup source? I wonder...