Power Switch

Map: Canada's Generating Stations

This map shows the types of power plants each region uses and how Canada's power supply is expected to evolve from 2010 to 2020, based on changes the provinces plan to make to their generating capacity. The map displays the power plants across Canada that generated 50 megawatts or more in 2010. Use the tabs to show specific types of plants, click on a plant to get details about it, and use the "satellite" map view to zoom in on an aerial photo.

The description of each plant contains links to related features about power generation technology, issues and provincial strategies. Use the Year slider below the tabs to see how the mix of generating stations will change from year to year between 2010 and 2020 as old plants are taken off-line and new ones are built. Use the Capacity slider to see all the plants, or to show just the power stations with a specific generating capacity.

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Canada's Power Grid

This map shows the main connections in Canada's power grid, and how they link to the electrical grid across the northern parts of the United States. Solid lines represent existing segments of the grid, and dotted lines represent planned expansions.

Source: Map information courtesy of Platts, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies. Reproduction in any form without the express permission of Platts is strictly prohibited.