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CIEEDAC has harmonized its three databases on District Energy, Renewable Energy and Cogeneration. The aggregate listing of facilities is now available online.
This year, with support from Natural Resources Canada, CIEEDAC harmonized the cogeneration database, district energy database, and the renewable energy databases. With this change, each facility is cross-referenced across all three databases. For example, a cogeneration unit fuelled with wood waste that services a district energy system now exists in all three databases.
The Canadian Renewable Energy Database has been updated (May 2014). The information is now online
The database now contains information on over 1500 individual renewable energy sources.
Most of the data are publicly available from numerous sources, both private and public. In this database, the data have been assembled and reviewed for consistency. Here, one can obtain information on the state of Renewable Energy in Canada in one place allowing interested parties to access non‐confidential data on such systems operating in Canada. One can use the query system to generate reports by technology type, industry, region and many other options.
Due to data challenges, the database does not presently account for solar thermal and earth energy systems.
The Canadian Cogeneration Database has been updated (March 2015). The information is now online
CIEEDAC has reviewed and simplified its current dataset on cogeneration. After aligning it with CIEEDAC's other databases and evaluating the existing data set, we provide an updated, revised version of data and associated report to those interested in this perspective on Canada's energy system. The database identifies size (capacity, MWe), location and thermal host of industrial cogeneration facilities in Canada as well as commercial / institutional and district energy cogeneration systems.
Most of these data are publicly available from numerous sources, both private and public. In this database, the data have been assembled and reviewed for consistency. One can use the query system to generate reports by technology type, fuel type, industry, region and many other options.
CIEEDAC has updated its dataset on district energy (March, 2015) after harmonizing the data with other CIEEDAC databases and updating its online query system. The information is now available online.
CIEEDAC received support from Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY to harmonize this data set with the cogeneration and renewable energy data set this year. Not only were the data harmonized but more of the data have been made available through a new query interface that is aligned with that of the renewable energy and cogeneration databases. Data were received from a number of new systems have been included in the dataset; at least 67 DE facilities are now included in the database.
Updated Industry Reports are available online now.
CIEEDAC has updated its set of industry reports many of Canada's major industries: Aluminium, Cement, Chemical Products, Construction, Foundries, Iron and Steel, Mining, Pulp and Paper and Wood Products. Click Here
Accurate and timely information on energy is needed by industries aiming to remain competitive and meet environmental obligations, by governments trying to set appropriate policy, and by utilities or energy service companies attempting to influence energy consumption. CIEEDAC helps these organisations by:
CIEEDAC's staff bring together a wide range of expertise in industrial energy modelling, engineering and policy analysis. We work in close cooperation with industrial associations, federal and provincial governments, Statistics Canada, and similar agencies in other countries.
CIEEDAC is a non-profit organisation funded through sponsorship. It was established in 1993 through an initiative by Natural Resources Canada to develop a system of National Energy Use Database centres. Similar centres exist for buildings (residential and commercial) and transportation sectors. CIEEDAC is located in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia.