The In­di­ca­tor: 58.4

Alberta Oil - - OBSERVER -

THAT’S HOW MANY TER­AWATT HOURS (TWH) OF

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 Mon­tanaAl­berta 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 cross-bor­der CanadaU.S. elec­tric­ity trade is crack­ling with life

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.