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Sub-sector Spotlight: Energy

It’s no surprise that the largest country in the Western Hemisphere is a global leader in sustainable resource management and development. Canada is among the world’s largest energy producers with diverse resources spanning oil, gas, wind, solar, tidal, hydrogen and more. Canada’s oil and gas industry is undergoing a digital transformation with increased investment in technologies to push cost reduction and improve environmental performance with an eye toward the future.

 

Leaders:

Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saint John, Halifax, St. John’s, Charlottetown

 

Success stories:

Burnaby-based General Fusion has produced the world’s largest plasma injector in its effort to be the first in the world to generate fusion energy.

 

Calgary’s Greengate Power Corp. is developing the Travers Solar Project, which will be one of North America’s largest solar power project, to generate as much as 400 megawatts (MW) at peak times, enough to supply more than 100,000 homes.

 

Airport City Solar, located at Edmonton International Airport, will be the world’s largest airport solar farm. The 627- acre, 120-MWh facility will generate approximately 200,000 MWh per year.

 

Alberta’s Industrial Heartland, located in the Edmonton Metro Region, is a concentration of worldclass refining and processing operations. It is the largest hydrocarbon processing cluster in Canada and the centre of petrochemical activity in Western Canada.

 

The Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) in Halifax is Canada’s lead research facility for tidal stream technology. FORCE, in partnership with Sustainable Marine, will deploy Canada's first floating tidal energy array in 2021.

 

CANAPORT LNG in Saint John is a state-of-the-art liquid natural gas receiving and regasification terminal, and the only LNG terminal on Canada’s east coast.