🇨🇦 Electricity Generation of Canada

The electricity generated in Canada has been on the rise since the start of the millennium. In 2021, electricity generation in Canada reach 625.95 TWh. Whereof 60.25% of the generated electricity in the country that year came from Hydro. A renewable resource with little damage on the environment.

  • In 2021, the electricity generation in Canada increased by 0.3%
  • In total, Canada generated 625.95 Terrawatt hours of electricity in 2021.
  • Electricity generation in Canada grew with 1.87 TWh in 2021, compared to previous year.
  • Since 2000, production of electricity has increased by 6.38% in Canada
  • In 2021, Canada produced 2.2503340718805% of the world's total energy generation.

Total Electricity Generation of Canada (2000-2021)

Between the year 2000 and 2021, Canada's electricity generation has increased from 588.42 TWh to 625.95 TWh, a 6.38% increase in produced Terawatt hours during a 21 year time period.

Year TWh YoY absolute change YoY change
2000 588.42 % %
2001 572.37 -16.05% -2.73%
2002 583.93 11.56% 2.02%
2003 572.38 -11.55% -1.98%
2004 582.41 10.03% 1.75%
2005 606.47 24.06% 4.13%
2006 592.63 -13.84% -2.28%
2007 612.97 20.34% 3.43%
2008 614.84 1.87% 0.31%
2009 595.13 -19.71% -3.21%
2010 581.82 -13.31% -2.24%
2011 611.54 29.72% 5.11%
2012 612.27 0.73% 0.12%
2013 637.73 25.46% 4.16%
2014 636.09 -1.64% -0.26%
2015 638.95 2.86% 0.45%
2016 644.88 5.93% 0.93%
2017 644.7 -0.18% -0.03%
2018 635.89 -8.81% -1.37%
2019 627.92 -7.97% -1.25%
2020 624.08 -3.84% -0.61%
2021 625.95 1.87% 0.3%

Canada's Electricity Generation by Fuel Source in 2021

In 2021, Hydro was the largest generator of electrical energy in Canada with 60.25% of the total electricity produced.

Fuel Source Proportion
Hydro 60.25%
Nuclear 13.96%
Gas 11.55%
Coal 5.88%
Wind 5.63%
Bioenergy 1.47%
Solar 0.82%
Other Fossil 0.44%
Other Renewables 0.0%

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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