Electricity Demand in 🇨🇦 Canada

Canada's electricity demand is a dynamic and vital component of its energy landscape. It reflects the nation's growing need for electrical power to support various sectors, including residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation. Over the years, Canada has witnessed significant shifts in electricity demand due to various factors such as population growth, urbanization, and technological advancements.

  • In 2021, Canada's electricity demand increased by 3.77%
  • In total, Canada used 587.88 Terrawatt hours of electricity in 2021.
  • Demand increased with a total of 21.38 MWh in 2021, compared to previous year.
  • Since 2000, Canada's demand for electricity has increased with 6.39%

Electricity Demand in Canada (2000-2021)

Between the year 2000 and 2021 the electricity demand in Canada has grown from 552.59 TW to 587.88 TW, an increase of consumed Terawatt hours by 6.39% in a 21 year time period.

Year TW YoY absolute change YoY change
2000 552.59 %
2001 550.07 -2.52 -0.46%
2002 562.62 12.55 2.28%
2003 566.64 4.02 0.71%
2004 571.88 5.24 0.92%
2005 582.62 10.74 1.88%
2006 573.52 -9.1 -1.56%
2007 582.02 8.5 1.48%
2008 582.68 0.66 0.11%
2009 561.51 -21.17 -3.63%
2010 556.12 -5.39 -0.96%
2011 574.98 18.86 3.39%
2012 565.29 -9.69 -1.69%
2013 586.85 21.56 3.81%
2014 588.76 1.91 0.33%
2015 576.77 -11.99 -2.04%
2016 581.08 4.31 0.75%
2017 582.55 1.47 0.25%
2018 587.68 5.13 0.88%
2019 580.91 -6.77 -1.15%
2020 566.5 -14.41 -2.48%
2021 587.88 21.38 3.77%

Electricity Demand vs Electricity Consumption

It's important to not conflate the two, electircity demnad represents how much electricity an entity, country or region need in a moment of time. While electricity consumption represents how much electricity is used over a period of time. Electricity demand is measured in kilowatt (kW) while electricity consumption is measured as kilowatt-hours (kWh).

Data Information

Data found on this page is a derivative of Ember-Climate Yearly electricity data.

Data Sources

Ember-Climate

Ember-Climate Yearly Electricity Data

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