November 26, 2020

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The chart illustrates historical and forecast generation by source with 2020 market share highlighted by province.

Canada has an abundance of power generated from hydroelectric (60%) when compared to the US (10%) and Mexico (20%). Provinces generally rely on their local resource capabilities:

  • Hydroelectric in BC, Manitoba, Quebec, Newfoundland, and Ontario (to some degree).
  • Alberta and Saskatchewan have been transitioning from Coal to Natural Gas sources for generation
  • Nuclear in Ontario. Ontario is the first jurisdiction in North America to eliminate coal-fired generation—the Thunder Bay Generating Station burned its last supply of coal in April 2014—being converted to Biomass.
  • Hydro Quebec is focused on renewable and hydro sources.