Chapter 6 - Electricity Generation Sector

The Data Situation

Energy use and production data for the electricity generation sector are reported in Statistics Canada’s Report on Energy Supply-Demand in Canada (RESD) (Cat. No. 57-003-X). The RESD does not provide energy use data for the electricity generated from wood and other non-specified fuel, hydro and nuclear categories. Electricity production data for these three energy sources are converted to energy use data using energy content values of 10.500, 3.600 and 11.564 megajoules per kilowatt-hour, respectively.

Gross domestic product (GDP) at basic prices are from Statistics Canada, Table 379-0031, Ottawa, 2016 (CANSIM); data prior to 1997 were estimated by the Canadian Industrial Energy End-Use Data and Analysis Centre.

Due to rounding, the numbers in the tables may not add up or calculate to their reported totals or growth rates.