Provincial and Territorial Energy Profiles - Explore

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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 (2006 - 2018)

Source and Description:

Source:
Canada’s Energy Future 2019

Description:
This interactive dashboard illustrates natural gas and crude oil production by province or territory in Canada from 2006 to 2018.

In 2018, Alberta produced 10.5 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas (65.2% of Canadian total production). British Columbia produced 5.1 Bcf/d (31.8%), Saskatchewan produced 0.4 Bcf/d (2.5%), and Nova Scotia produced 0.1 Bcf/d (0.4%). The remaining jurisdictions (Ontario, New Brunswick, and the Northwest Territories) produced less than 0.1 Bcf/d combined in 2018.

In 2018, Alberta produced 3 907 thousand barrels per day (Mb/d) of crude oil (81.6% of Canadian total production). Saskatchewan produced 489 Mb/d (10.2%), Newfoundland and Labrador produced 244 Mb/d (5.1%), British Columbia produced 101 Mb/d (2.1%) and Manitoba produced 40 Mb/d (0.9%). The remaining jurisdictions (Ontario, Nova Scotia, and the Northwest Territories) produced less than 4 Mb/d combined in 2018.

Figure 2: Electricity Generation in Canada (2018)

Source and Description:

Source:
Canada’s Energy Future 2019

Description:
This interactive dashboard illustrates Canadian electricity generation by jurisdiction and by fuel type in 2018. The data is displayed in gigawatt hours (GW.h).

In 2018, a total of 647 716 GW.h of electricity was generated in Canada. The three largest producers of electricity were Quebec (213 745 GW.h), Ontario (151 118 GW.h), and Alberta (81 003 GW.h).

The largest source of electricity in Canada in 2018 was hydroelectricity (397 237 GW.h), accounting for 61% of Canada’s electricity production. Uranium was the second largest fuel source, accounting for 15% of Canada’s generation (95 245 GW.h). The other fuel sources for electricity generation in Canada were natural gas (60 573 GW.h or 9%), coal and coke (52 438 GW.h or 8%), wind (29 146 GW.h or 4%), biomass (7 291 GW.h or 1%), solar (3 197 GW.h or <1%), and petroleum (2 554 GW.h or <1%).

Figure 3: Canadian End-Use Energy Demand and Energy Intensity Measures (2017)

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Source:
Canada’s Energy Future 2019 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 2017. 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 2017, total end-use energy demand in Canada was 11 489 petajoules (PJ). The sector with the largest end-use energy demand was the industrial sector at 6 006 PJ or 52.3% of total end-use demand. The transportation sector was the second largest (2 623 PJ), followed by the residential sector (1 517 PJ) and lastly the commercial sector (1 343 PJ).

The top three largest jurisdictions for energy consumption were Alberta (3 805 PJ), Ontario (3 035 PJ), and Quebec (1 770 PJ).

Alberta is the most energy intensive jurisdiction, consuming 897 gigajoules (GJ) per capita and 11 158 GJ per million $ GDP. The least energy intensive jurisdictions are Nova Scotia (178.1 GJ per capita) and Nunavut (2 410 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 - 2017)

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 2017.

In 2017, Canada’s total GHG emissions were 715.7 megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (MT of CO2e).

27.2% of Canada’s GHG emissions were from the oil and gas sector. The transportation sector contributed 24.4%, industries and manufacturing contributed 13.2%.

Data Sources

Provincial & Territorial Energy Profiles aligns with CER’s latest Canada’s Energy Future 2019 datasets. Energy Future uses a variety of data sources, generally starting with Statistics Canada data as the foundation, and making adjustments depending on individual province/territory circumstances.  Adjustments are necessary to ensure consistency and comparability across provinces/territories.

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