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The source of electricity

October 02, 2014

Canada derives about 58% of its electricity from hydro power. In the northern three territories the proportion is a little bit less—about 47%.


It is interesting to note the surprisingly large role the coal plays in Canada’s energy scene (second only to hydro). The northern territories are by their very nature isolated and high cost jurisdictions. They rely on diesel heavily, but LNG has made recent inroads, as has wind energy (at the Diavik mine).