ENERGY

InfraBiz team helps clients across power generation, storage, transmission and distribution anticipating and respond to complex challenges and their resulting opportunities by offering an unparalleled range of services, innovation and critical.

Wind Energy

Wind energy is currently generating enough power to meet the needs of over three million Canadian homes. There are 301 wind farms operating from coast to coast, including projects in two of the three northern territories. In 2019, Canada’s wind generation grew by 597 megawatts (MW) spread among 5 new wind energy projects, representing an investment of over $1 billion. The installed capacity of wind generation reached 13,413 MW in 2019.

Power Generation and Transmission

Total electricity generation in Canada in 2017 was 652 terawatt hours. Hydro has the highest share of generation at 60%, followed by nuclear at 15%, coal at 9%, gas/oil/others at 10% and non-hydro renewables at 7%.

In 2018, Canada exported 61.4 TWh of electricity to the U.S and imported 13.2 TWh.

Solar Energy

Solar power is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity. Solar photovoltaics (PV) are rapidly becoming an economical, renewable technology to harness renewable energy from the sun.

Most of the solar capacity in Canada is located in Ontario. In 2018, the capacity of the solar photovoltaic industry in Canada was 3,040 MW.

Waste-to-Energy

There are approximately six WTE facilities in Canada and about 1,000 in the United States (none built since 1995). In Europe and Asia, over 250 WTE plants have been built in Europe and Asia since 1995 alone.

Currently in Canada and the U.S., WTE can’t compete with low cost mega-landfills, but the economics may be shifting. The main reason for the cost shift is the rising demand for and cost of electricity and the difficulties in securing new land for landfilling waste.

Renewable Natural Gas

Renewable Natural Gas is produced from organic waste from farms, forests, landfills, and water treatment plants. The gas is captured, cleaned, and injected in pipelines to be used in the same way as natural gas by homes, businesses, institutions, and industry. Harnessing even 10 per cent of Canada’s RNG potential would generate enough clean energy to heat 1 million Canadian homes for a year.

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