The Indicator: 58.4
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