Canada : Electricity Sector Statistics

Canada : Electricity Sector Statistics

Indicator NameValue
Electricity production (kWh)635,834,000,000
Electricity production from coal sources (kWh)80,812,000,000
Electricity production from natural gas sources (kWh)53,479,000,000
Electricity production from nuclear sources (kWh)90,935,000,000
Electricity production from renewable sources (kWh)402,851,000,000
Electricity production from hydroelectric sources (kWh)376,395,000,000
Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric (kWh)26,456,000,000
Electricity production from oil sources (kWh)7,715,000,000
Formulas Electricity production = Electricity production from coal sources + Electricity production from natural gas sources + Electricity production from nuclear sources + Electricity production from renewable sources + Electricity production from oil sources

Electricity production from renewable sources = Electricity production from hydroelectric sources + Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric

YearElectric power consumption (kWh)
1990447,693,000,000
1991453,690,000,000
1992458,605,000,000
1993468,139,000,000
1994475,271,000,000
1995484,437,000,000
1996491,743,000,000
1997498,044,000,000
1998495,624,000,000
1999507,061,000,000
2000522,795,000,000
2001522,398,000,000
2002531,887,000,000
2003544,547,000,000
2004551,447,000,000
2005559,619,000,000
2006546,009,000,000
2007554,759,000,000
2008548,074,000,000
2009509,943,000,000
2010516,588,000,000
YearElectric power consumption (kWh per capita)
199016,109
199116,104
199216,080
199316,236
199416,326
199516,503
199616,573
199716,609
199816,385
199916,625
200016,991
200116,807
200216,960
200317,191
200417,235
200517,319
200616,761
200716,848
200816,450
200915,120
201015,137
Electricity production (kWh)Electricity production is measured at the terminals of all alternator sets in a station. In addition to hydropower, coal, oil, gas, and nuclear power generation, it covers generation by geothermal, solar, wind, and tide and wave energy, as well as that from combustible renewables and waste. Production includes the output of electricity plants that are designed to produce electricity only as well as that of combined heat and power plants.
Electricity production from coal sources (kWh)Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Coal refers to all coal and brown coal, both primary (including hard coal and lignite-brown coal) and derived fuels (including patent fuel, coke oven coke, gas coke, coke oven gas, and blast furnace gas). Peat is also included in this category.
Electricity production from natural gas sources (kWh)Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Gas refers to natural gas but excludes natural gas liquids.
Electricity production from nuclear sources (kWh)Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Nuclear power refers to electricity produced by nuclear power plants.
Electricity production from renewable sources (kWh)Electricity production from renewable sources includes hydropower, geothermal, solar, tides, wind, biomass, and biofuels.
Electricity production from oil sources (kWh)Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Oil refers to crude oil and petroleum products.
Electricity production from hydroelectric sources (kWh)Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Hydropower refers to electricity produced by hydroelectric power plants.
Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric (kWh)Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric, includes geothermal, solar, tides, wind, biomass, and biofuels.
Electric power consumption (kWh)Electric power consumption measures the production of power plants and combined heat and power plants less transmission, distribution, and transformation losses and own use by heat and power plants.
Electric power consumption (kWh per capita)Electric power consumption measures the production of power plants and combined heat and power plants less transmission, distribution, and transformation losses and own use by heat and power plants.
Data Source: Worldbank, World Development Indicators