Power Opportunities

An Expert's View about Energy in Canada

Last updated: 22 Mar 2011

Canada is the world’s 6th largest energy producer and energy is Canada’s second largest industry.

Sector briefing Power Opportunities in Canada Why Canada? th Canada is the world?s 6 largest energy producer and energy is Canada?s second largest industry. In 2009, Canada produced 19.114 quadrillion British Thermal Units (Btu) of total energy. Canada is a net exporter of oil, natural gas, coal and electricity. It is one of the most important sources for UK energy imports. After China, Canada is the world?s second largest producers of hydroelectricity. Canada has 127.64 gigawatts of installed electricity generating capacity in 2009. The country produced 632 billion kilowatt hours (Bkwh) of electrical power in 2009, while consuming 549 Bkwh (2009). Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of fossil fuels ?There is considerable (million metric tons) is 573.50. synergy between the UK and Canada in all facets of Find general information on Canadian market conditions on UKTI?s website. The Doing energy? Business Guide for Canada gives an overview of Canada?s economy, business culture, potential opportunities and an introduction to other relevant issues. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Power Opportunities in Canada There is considerable synergy between the UK Opportunities and Canada in all facets of energy, and it is a sector that welcomes British expertise and Since 1990, the largest structural change in the innovation. production mix has been a decline in hydro power's share of total production (from 63% in If you have any questions on the opportunities 1990 to 60% in 2007). above, contact the UKTI contacts named in this report. Nuclear power's share has increased recently, as facilities in Ontario returned to service Business opportunities aimed specifically at UK following refurbishment. There have been companies are added daily to UKTI?s website. important increases in combustion turbine These leads are sourced by our staff overseas generation since 1990 (from <1% in 1990 to in British Embassies, High Commissions and 4% today). Consulates, across all sectors and in over 100 markets. However, the overall mix masks very considerable regional variations. In most You can be alerted to business opportunities on provinces, generation is either dominated by a regular basis by registering on the UKTI hydro or by fossil fired thermal although in website. Find out more on UKTI?s business some such as Ontario there is a more diverse opportunities service on the UKTI website. mix. Nuclear plays a key role in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and potentially Saskatchewan. Hydroelectricity is predominant in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Newfoundland/Labrador. Generation, transmission and distribution are provincial responsibilities, so each geographic area will need to be considered as a separate market. Areas of best opportunity for the UK are: ? Nuclear (Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan) ? Renewables o Wind ? Canada-wide, but provinces with largest installed wind capacity are Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta o Wave/tidal ? West Coast and East Coasts (Bay of Fundy has strong potential for tidal energy.) Some potential in Northern Ontario. o Solar ? Canada wide o Sustainable/renewable housing ? Canada-wide o Conservation initiatives (e.g. smart meters) ? Canada-wide o Emissions trading ? Canada-wide, but centred in Alberta, Quebec and Ontario (as areas of intense manufacturing and energy production). Toronto is the financial capital of Canada. o Distributed energy ? Canada-wide. o Biomass ? Canada-wide. o Hydroelectricity ? large and small scale. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Power Opportunities in Canada UKTI contacts Major events and activities Helen Hemmingsen CANADIAN NUCLEAR ASSOCIATION Trade Officer CONFERENCE British Consulate General, Toronto www.cna.ca Tel: (001) 416 593 1290 x2242 February 2012, Ottawa Email: helen.hemmingsen@fco.gov.uk www.ukti.gov.uk ENERCOM CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION www.enercom.to 28-30 March 2011, Toronto CANADIAN DISTRICT ENERGY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION www.cdea.ca 26-29 June 2011, Toronto ONTARIO ENERGY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE & TRADESHOW www.energyontario.ca September 2011 (TBC), Ontario CANADIAN WIND ENERGY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE & TRADESHOW www.canwea.ca 3-6 October 2011, Vancouver Find full details of all events in this country and sector on the UKTI website. New export events are added daily to the site and you can register to be alerted to them on a daily, weekly or monthly basis UKTI?s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) provides grant support for eligible Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SME's) to attend trade shows overseas. Find out more about UKTI support for attendance at overseas events. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Power Opportunities in Canada Next steps - How UKTI can help British companies wishing to develop their business in the Canadian market are advised to undertake as much market research and planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s team in Canada, with its wide local knowledge and experience, can provide a range of services to British-based companies wishing to grow their business in global markets. This can include: ? Provision of market information ? Validated lists of agents/distributors ? Key market players or potential customers in the Canadian market ? Establishment of interest of such contacts in working with you ? Arranging appointments ? Organise seminars or other events for you to meet contacts and promote your company in the Canadian market This work is available via our Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) a chargeable service which assists British-based companies wishing to enter or expand their business in overseas markets. To find out more about commissioning this work, or accessing other UKTI services and specialist advice, please visit the UKTI website to find contact details for your local UKTI office. Whereas every effort has been made to ensure that the information given in this document is accurate, neither UK Trade & Investment nor its parent Departments (the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office), accept liability for any errors, omissions or misleading statements, and no warranty is given or responsibility accepted as to the standing of any individual, firm, company or other organisation mentioned. Published 2011 by UK Trade & Investment. Crown Copyright © You may reuse this information (not including logos, images and case studies) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence. To view this licence, visit www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government- licence/ or write to the Information Policy Team, The National Archives, Kew, London TW9 4DU, or email: psi@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk This publication is also available from our website at www.ukti.gov.uk or for more information please telephone +44 (0)20 7215 8000. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Power Opportunities in Canada
Posted: 22 March 2011, last updated 22 March 2011

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