Environment, Energy and Transportation Statistics Division
This guide is designed to assist you as you complete the
2018 Monthly Electricity Supply and Disposition Survey.
Help Line: 1-877-604-7828 (TTY: 1-866-753-7083)
Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects which could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Statistics Canada will use the information from this survey for statistical purposes.
Table of contents
- A – Reporting Instructions
- B – Electricity Generation Method
- C – Combustible Fuel
- D – Receipts of Electricity from the U.S.A.
- E – Receipts of Electricity from Within Canada
- F – Total Supply
- G – Deliveries of Electricity to the U.S.A.
- H – Deliveries of Electricity Within Province
- I – Transmission, Distribution and Other Losses
A – Reporting Instructions
Please report information for the month indicated on the front of the questionnaire, and return it within 10 days of receipt.
Please complete all sections as applicable.
If the information requested is unknown, please provide your best estimate.
This guide is designed to assist you as you complete the Monthly Electricity Supply and Disposition Survey. If you need more information, please call 1-877-604-7828.
B – Electricity Generation Method
Nuclear: Electricity generated at an electric power plant whose turbines are driven by steam generated in a reactor by heat from the fission of nuclear fuel.
Hydro: Electric power generated from a plant in which the turbine generators are driven by flowing water.
Tidal: Electric power generated from a plant in which turbine generators are driven from tidal movements.
Wind: A power plant in which the prime mover is a wind turbine. Electric power is generated by the conversion of wind power into mechanical energy.
Solar: Electricity created using Photovoltaic (PV) technology which converts sunlight into electricity.
Wave: Electricity generated from mechanical energy derived from wave motion.
Geothermal: Electricity generated from heat emitted from within the earth's crust, usually in the form of hot water or steam.
C – Combustible fuel
Coal: A readily combustible, black or brownish-black rock-like substance, whose composition, including inherent moisture, consists of more than 50% by weight and 70% by volume of carbonaceous material. It is formed from plant remains that have been compacted, hardened, chemically altered and metamorphosed by heat and pressure over geologic time without access to air.
Natural gas: A mixture of hydrocarbons (principally methane) and small quantities of various hydrocarbons existing in the gaseous phase or in solution with crude oil in underground reservoirs.
Wood (Report for "Dry" method): Wood and wood energy used as fuel, including round wood (cord wood), lignin, wood scraps from furniture and window frame manufacturing, wood chips, bark, sawdust, forest residues, charcoal and pulp waste.
Spent pulping liquor: A by-product in the paper making process, containing carbohydrate and lignin decomposition products.
Landfill gas: A biogas composed principally of methane and carbon dioxide produced by anaerobic digestion of landfill waste.
Municipal and other waste: Wastes (liquids or solids) produced by households, industry, hospitals and others (examples: paper, cardboard, rubber, leather, natural textiles, wood, brush, grass clippings, kitchen waste and sewage sludge).
Other biomass (food processing): Can include residues produced during the processing of a product, such as cheese whey, canning factory residues, fruit pits, apple pomace and coffee grounds.
Other biomass (type unknown): Any other type of biomass not otherwise identified on the questionnaire. Specify in the spaces provided.
D – Receipts of electricity from the U.S.A.
If applicable, please report the total amount of electricity (MWh) and Canadian dollar value (thousands of dollars) this business imported/purchased from the United States.
E – Receipts of electricity from within Canada
If applicable, please report the total quantities of electricity (MWh) and total dollar value (thousands of dollars) purchased or received from within and/or other provinces (e.g., other utilities/producers, transmitters, distributors).
F – Total Supply
This is the sum of Total Generation, Total Receipts from United States, Total Receipts from other Provinces and Total Receipts from Within Province. The Total Supply number must equal the Total Disposal number.
G – Deliveries of electricity to the U.S.A.
If applicable, please report the amount of electricity (MWh) and Canadian dollar value (thousands of dollars) this business sold/exported to the United States.
H – Deliveries of electricity within Canada
If applicable, please report the amount of electricity (MWh) and total dollar value (thousands of dollars) your company sold to other domestic companies, by province or territory.
I – Transmission, distribution and other losses
- transmission losses
- "unaccounted for" amounts which are subject to variation because of cyclical billing
- generating station use output as measured at the generating station gate
Thank you for your participation.