Report from CEA Shows Canadian Electricity Sector Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 10%


Jan 6, 2019

Members of the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) continue to excel in sustainability performance from lowering greenhouse gas emissions to investing in the electricity grid of the future. In fact, the electricity sector continued to reduce its carbon footprint. 

The CEA’s Sustainable Electricity report, Resilient Assets and Sustainable Outcomes, demonstrates the sector’s collective commitment to addressing the issues of national significance to Canadians.

Director of Membership and Sustainability Janice Garcia noted,

Through an integrated view of generation, transmission and distribution services provided to Canadians, CEA members are recognized in this report for their dedication and commitment to sustainability which are highlighted within the pillars below.

Pillar 1: Low Carbon Future

  • TC Energy converts the waste heat from gas turbine exhaust from one of its compressor stations into emissions-free electricity using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide as the heat recovery fluid.

Pillar 2: Infrastructure Renewal and Modernization

  • Manitoba Hydro’s $4.7 billion Bipole III transmission project meets the energy capacity to retire Manitoba Hydro’s last coal-burning unit.

Pillar 3: Building Relationships

  • Hydro Quebec sought local input for in preparation to connect the Îles-de-la-Madeleine to the main provincial grid via a 225-km underwater link to accommodate fishing activity.

Pillar 4: Risk Management Systems

  • FortisAlberta continues the promotion of its public electrical safety campaign to working who citizens are more at risk of electrical injury.

Pillar 5: Business Excellence

  • Saskatoon Light and Power uses predictive outage analysis to better identify the location and probable cause of outages.

Go HERE for the full report


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