Electricity Generation Sector
Canada
Table 1: Electricity Generation Energy Use and Generation by Energy Source
  1990   2011 2012 2013 2014
Total Energy Use (PJ)a,b 3,002.5   3,855.6 3,900.0 3,815.1 3,694.6

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)a,b
Natural Gas 80.0   580.2 595.3 584.5 583.8
Diesel Fuel Oil, Light Fuel Oil and Kerosene 11.5   9.6 10.6 9.7 11.8
Heavy Fuel Oil 141.4   23.7 22.0 19.8 25.1
Coal 874.5   742.3 683.6 689.5 692.9
Hydro 1058.3   1339.5 1407.0 1401.0 1363.6
Nuclear 795.2   1021.0 1034.9 952.6 851.0
Wood and Other 37.2   101.6 109.3 109.9 109.5
Petroleum Coke, Still Gas, Coke and Coke Oven Gas1 4.3   37.7 37.3 48.0 56.8
Total Electricity Generated (GWh)a 467,596   608,181 619,809 609,783 588,024

Electricity Generated by Energy Source (GWh)a
Natural Gas 9,018   56,479 57,317 54,527 52,329
Diesel Fuel Oil, Light Fuel Oil and Kerosene 994   1,052 1,035 1,130 1,335
Heavy Fuel Oil 13,394   4,570 4,655 4,877 6,284
Coal 76,794   72,838 63,080 63,791 62,539
Hydro 293,985   372,077 390,837 389,174 378,787
Nuclear 68,761   88,291 89,492 82,378 73,587
Wood and Other 3,546   9,674 10,408 10,469 10,431
Petroleum Coke, Still Gas, Coke and Coke Oven Gas1 1,105   3,199 2,986 3,437 2,732

Activity
GDP (million $ 2007)c 24,044   29,079 28,265 29,310 29,094
Production (GWh)a 467,596   608,181 619,809 609,783 588,024
Energy Intensity (GJ/$2007)a,b,c 0.125   0.133 0.138 0.130 0.127
Energy Intensity (GJ/GWh)a,b 6,421   6,340 6,292 6,256 6,283

Footnotes:

1) Includes manufactured gases, other petroleum products, other fuels and station service.

Sources:

a) Statistics Canada, Report on Energy Supply and Demand in Canada, 1990–2014, Ottawa, 2016.
b) Natural Resources Canada, Electricity Energy Use Model, Ottawa, 2016.
c) Statistics Canada, Gross domestic product (GDP) at basic prices, by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) CANSIM (Table 379-0031), Ottawa, 2016. Data prior to 1997 were estimated by Canadian Industrial Energy-End Use Data and Analysis Centre, 1990 to 2014, Simon Fraser University, 2016 and Natural Resources Canada.