Provincial and Territorial Energy Profiles – Explore

Explore

These four interactive dashboards explore hydrocarbon production (crude oil and natural gas), electricity generation, energy end-use demand, and greenhouse gas emissions for each province and territory.

The dashboards have a series of filters that allow you to customize region, sector, unit of measure, and the year (if applicable). To remove a filtered view, click on the previously selected element or refresh the web page. If the dashboard uses a map, the map can also be used as a filter, just click on the province or territory. Click on any part of the map outside the country to get back to all of Canada view. Hovering over a data item or the province/territory provides more detail in a tooltip.

These dashboards are updated annually as information becomes available. Please send feedback to energy-energie@cer-rec.gc.ca.

 

Figure 1: Hydrocarbon Production in Canada (2010 to 2020)

Source and Description:

Source:
Canada’s Energy Future

Description:
This interactive dashboard illustrates natural gas and crude oil production by province or territory in Canada.

In 2020, Alberta produced 9.7 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas (62.8% of Canadian total production). British Columbia produced 5.4 Bcf/d (34.8%), and Saskatchewan produced 0.4 Bcf/d (2.3%). The remaining jurisdictions (Ontario, New Brunswick, and Northwest Territories) produced less than 0.1 Bcf/d combined in 2020.

In the same year, Alberta produced 3 787 thousand barrels per day (Mb/d) of crude oil (81.3% of Canadian total production). Saskatchewan produced 435 Mb/d (9.3%), Newfoundland and Labrador produced 283 Mb/d (6.1%), British Columbia produced 111 Mb/d (2.4%) and Manitoba produced 38 Mb/d (0.8%). The remaining jurisdictions (Ontario and Northwest Territories) produced 7 Mb/d combined in 2020.

Figure 2: Electricity Generation in Canada (2019)

Source and Description:

Source:
Canada’s Energy Future

Description:
This interactive dashboard illustrates Canadian electricity generation by jurisdiction and by fuel type in 2020. The data is displayed in gigawatt hours (GWh).

In 2019, a total of 632 208 GWh of electricity was generated in Canada. The three largest producers of electricity were Quebec (212 873 GWh), Ontario (152 952 GWh), and Alberta (76 123 GWh).

The largest source of electricity in Canada in 2019 was hydroelectricity (376 067 GWh), accounting for 59% of Canada’s electricity production. Uranium was the second largest fuel source, accounting for 15% of Canada’s generation (95 470 GWh). The other fuel sources for electricity generation in Canada were natural gas (69 014 GWh or 11%), coal and coke (44 038 GWh or 7%), wind (32 880 GWh or 5%), biomass (8 893 GWh or 1%), petroleum (3 651 GWh or 1%), and solar (2 194 GWh or <1%).

Figure 3: Canadian End-Use Energy Demand and Energy Intensity Measures (2018)

Source and Description:

Source:
Canada’s Energy Future and Statistics Canada (Tables 36-10-0222-01 and 17-10-0005-01)

Description:
This interactive dashboard illustrates total end-use energy demand by sector and by jurisdiction in Canada in 2018. The dashboard also displays two energy intensity measures for Canadian provinces: end-use energy demand per capita and end-use energy demand per gross domestic product (GDP).

In 2018, total end-use energy demand in Canada was 12 209 petajoules (PJ). The sector with the largest end-use energy demand was the industrial sector at 6 292 PJ or 51.5% of total end-use demand. The transportation sector was the second largest (2 856 PJ), followed by the residential sector (1 620 PJ) and lastly the commercial sector (1 441 PJ).

The top three largest jurisdictions for energy consumption were Alberta (4 091 PJ), Ontario (3 150 PJ), and Quebec (1 938 PJ).

Alberta is the most energy intensive jurisdiction, consuming 952 gigajoules (GJ) per capita and 11 769 GJ per million $ GDP. The least energy intensive jurisdictions are Nunavut (161.0 GJ per capita and 2 079 GJ per $ million GDP). The national averages for energy intensity are 314.4 GJ per capita and 5 687 GJ per million $ GDP.

Figure 4: GHG Emissions and Emissions Intensity (1990 to 2019)

Source and Description:

Source:
Environment and Climate Change Canada – National Inventory Report and Statistics Canada (Tables 36-10-0222-01 and 17-10-0005-01)

Description:
This interactive dashboard illustrates greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by province and by sector. The dashboard also illustrates GHG emissions per capita and per gross domestic product. Data is available for 1990 to 2019.

In 2019, Canada’s total GHG emissions were 730.2 megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (MT of CO2e).

26.2% of Canada’s GHG emissions were from the oil and gas sector. The transportation sector contributed 25.4%, while industries and manufacturing contributed 13.8%.

Data Sources

Provincial & Territorial Energy Profiles aligns with the CER’s latest Canada’s Energy Future 2021 datasets. Energy Futures uses a variety of data sources, generally starting with Statistics Canada data as the foundation, and making adjustments to ensure consistency across all provinces and territories.

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