Residential Sector
British Columbia and Territories1
Table 29: Single Detached and Single Attached Water Heater Stock by Energy Source
  1990   2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Single Detached Water Heater Stock (thousands) 759.2   1,012.8 1,018.6 1,032.7 1,040.1 1,046.6

Water Heater Stock by Energy Source (thousands)
Electricity 345.6   422.5 440.9 456.1 468.2 479.7
Natural Gas 375.8   566.0 554.4 554.0 549.9 545.4
Heating Oil 29.9   15.9 15.1 14.4 14.0 13.6
Steam 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other1 6.0   4.8 5.3 5.7 6.0 6.4
Wood 1.9   3.6 2.8 2.4 2.0 1.6

Shares (%)
Electricity 45.5   41.7 43.3 44.2 45.0 45.8
Natural Gas 49.5   55.9 54.4 53.6 52.9 52.1
Heating Oil 3.9   1.6 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.3
Steam 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other1 0.8   0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6
Wood 0.2   0.4 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1
Total Single Attached Water Heater Stock (thousands) 112.3   228.5 233.5 242.0 247.7 253.4

Water Heater Stock by Energy Source (thousands)
Electricity 51.6   95.7 101.4 107.2 111.8 116.4
Natural Gas 54.2   126.6 126.1 128.8 130.1 131.2
Heating Oil 5.4   4.3 4.2 4.0 4.0 3.9
Steam 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other1 0.9   1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5
Wood 0.3   0.8 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.4

Shares (%)
Electricity 45.9   41.9 43.4 44.3 45.1 45.9
Natural Gas 48.3   55.4 54.0 53.2 52.5 51.8
Heating Oil 4.8   1.9 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.5
Steam 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other1 0.8   0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6
Wood 0.2   0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.