58.4 terawatt hours (TWh). That’s how much electricity Canada sends yearly into the U.S.—10 percent of all Canadian power generation. Newly added and proposed transmission lines will increase that trade. The Montana-Alberta Tie Line, completed in 2013, allows bidirectional flow of power primarily for new U.S. and Canadian wind farms. The proposed Champlain Hudson Power Express transmission project would allow more Quebec hydropower to flow into the New York City area. New England and New York accounted for 60 percent of the total U.S. imports of Canadian electricity in 2014, representing 12 to 16 percent of the region’s retail electricity sales. The eastern U.S. is a net importer of power, while Pacific Northwestern U.S. states are net exporters to British Columbia.
The International Energy Agency estimates that Canada will need an additional 74 gigawatts of capacity by 2030 to meet both system demand growth and plant retirement needs – an addition equal to more than half of our existing electricity needs. The Canadian electricity industry is responding to this need by increasing its capital expenditure on infrastructure. These charts show the estimated need for new capacity and the industry’s capital expenditure on generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure over the past four years.
Canada’s top wind generators being Enbridge and TransCanada.
Questons to ponder:
Fossil fuels - Black Energy supplemented by Green Energy. NAFTA ? Or does Canada Subsidize from profits made in the U.S. ?
Maybe we are trying to Wean ourselves from Canadian Power rather than Oil.......... Our destructive Green for their less destructive Hydro renewable's ?