The NEB studies energy systems to inform its regulatory decisions and share energy market information with the public. The scope of our energy market reporting is diverse and includes traditional oil, gas and electricity information, as well as renewable energy, the role of emerging technologies, and the links between energy, economic, social and environmental issues.
Expected Energy System Program Outcomes…
- Energy system information is useful, accurate, neutral, and reflects the diversity of relevant energy issues in Canada.
- Energy data visualizations, social media, and other tools are used to make energy system information accessible and interactive.
… so that Canadians have access to and use energy information for knowledge, research and decision making.
Number of external queries related to NEB energy information: 228
Percentage of stakeholders and website users surveyed who agree that NEB energy system information is useful, accurate, neutral, and reflects the diversity of relevant energy issues in Canada.
- Target 75%
2016-17 No Results
The number of errors in published NEB energy information identified through external queries, as a quality assurance measure related to the products published.
- Target 0
Number of external queries related to NEB energy information, to monitor the degree to which our products stimulate discussion and interaction with the public.
- Target 100
Percentage change over previous years of energy information website indicators, to monitor web traffic specific to energy systems information.
- Target 10% increase
2016-17 23% increase
2017-18 30% decrease
The percentage change in social media interactions related to NEB energy system information, to provide an indicator of social media activity related to energy information.
- Target 10% increase
2016-17 579% increase*
2017-18 27% decrease*
*These percentages refer to Twitter engagements only and reflect a spike in 2016-17 related to the Energy East pipeline application.
Increased amount of NEB energy system information published each fiscal year through interactive visualizations, to ensure that we provide tools to make complex information more accessible and useful to Canadians.
- 2017: Pipeline Profiles and Energy Futures 2017
Energy Futures data visualization page views in 2017-18: 106,104
Exploring data through Visualization
Along with making new data sets available to the public, the NEB has focused on finding ways to help Canadians access and understand complex energy information more easily. Our online Data Visualization tools now make it possible to interactively explore energy supply and demand forecast data as well as pipeline incident data – from the amount and source of electricity produced in BC and Quebec, to the locations of incidents on NEB-regulated pipelines. The NEB’s Data Visualizations will ultimately serve as a storytelling platform that lets both energy industry experts and members of the public create and share views of this data and communicate on a fact-based foundation.