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About the NEB

The National Energy Board (NEB or Board) is an independent national energy regulator. The Board’s main responsibilities include regulating:

  • the construction, operation, and abandonment of pipelines that cross international borders or provincial/territorial boundaries;
  • associated pipeline tolls and tariffs;
  • the construction and operation of international power lines and designated interprovincial power lines;
  • imports of natural gas and exports of crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, refined petroleum products, and electricity; and
  • oil and gas exploration and production activities in specified northern and offshore areas.

The NEB is also charged with providing timely, accurate and objective information and advice on energy matters.

About this Report

The NEB monitors energy markets and assesses Canadian energy requirements and trends to support its regulatory responsibilities. This report, Nuclear Energy: A Canadian Perspective – Energy Market Assessment, is one of a series of publications on energy supply, demand, and infrastructure that the NEB publishes regularly as part of its ongoing market monitoring.

Contributors to this report include: Cassandra Wilde, Kinsey Nickerson, and Josephine Deleon

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Data Sources and Methodology

Generation data for 2005 to 2016 are historical values based on data from Statistics Canada. Data for oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, wind, and hydro generation is derived from Statistics Canada’s Tables 25-10-0020-01 and 25-10-0019-01. These values are also used in Canada’s Energy Future 2017: Energy Supply and Demand Projections to 2040 (EF2017). Generation data for non-hydro renewables includes biomass, solar, and wind. Data for 2017 are from EF2017. Capacity in 2017 is a modeled estimate based on the NEB’s energy supply and demand model from EF2017.

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