Residential Sector
Alberta1
Table 10: Water Heating Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Water Heating Energy Use (PJ) 31.3   63.1 54.8 51.3 45.9

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 0.7   1.0 0.9 0.9 0.8
Natural Gas 30.0   60.8 52.8 49.6 44.4
Heating Oil 0.2   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other2 0.5   0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3
Wood 0.0   0.8 0.6 0.4 0.4

Shares (%)
Electricity 2.2   1.5 1.7 1.7 1.7
Natural Gas 95.6   96.3 96.4 96.8 96.7
Heating Oil 0.5   0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0
Other2 1.6   1.0 0.9 0.7 0.7
Wood 0.0   1.2 1.1 0.7 0.8

Activity
Total Households (thousands) 907.4   1,459.0 1,474.0 1,513.0 1,533.9
Energy Intensity (GJ/household) 34.5   43.3 37.2 33.9 29.9
Total Water Heating GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 1.6   3.1 2.7 2.5 2.2

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 1.5   3.0 2.6 2.5 2.2
Heating Oil 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other2 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Wood 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 50.6   49.1 49.0 48.8 48.5
Heat Loss (PJ) 1.4   3.1 2.8 2.8 2.2

Footnotes:

1) Data on GHG emissions are presented excluding GHG emissions related to electricity production only.
2) “Other” includes coal and propane.