The electricity sector has played an important role in both the economic and political life of Canada. The organization of the sector is in line with the Canadian provincial as well as territorial lines (Bernstein 13). Canada is known to be the second largest in terms of hydroelectricity production all over the world. It is also ranked at number six in the generation of electricity through the use of nuclear power (Bugailiskis, & Andrés 17). When it comes to consumption, studies reveal that the offices, factories and homes in Canada are among the large consumers of hydro, which is a term that refers to electricity.
However, there are various sources that are used in the generation of electricity in Canada. For instance, a turbine used in the production electricity can be turned using various energy sources. These are fossil fuels, wind and water. When it comes to the generation of electricity worldwide, the most common manner is through the use of high temperatures and pressure steam that arises from boiling water.
Canada has abundant water sources, coal, as well as natural gases. In this regard, it is, therefore, evident that most of its production in terms of electricity uses water, and this is due to the abundant water supply (Battram, 32). Thermal coal and fired generation of electricity then follows respectively. Apart from that, there have been many innovations in Canada. For instance, the traditional sources of fuel that had earlier on been used in the production of electricity, has been replaced with emerging technologies which utilizes the sun, biomass and even wind in the production of electricity (Bugailiskis, & Andrés 33). Fuel cells are also considered as the possible sources of energy that can be applicable in homes, automobiles, as well as businesses (Bernstein 21)
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