On hot days like today, demand for air conditioning swells. Air conditioning requires electricity, so what fuel sources are being used to generate electricity?
|Fuels used to meet demand Jun. 20 - 12:00-13:00|
Nuclear is the most important fuel. Nuclear, hydro and natural gas provide 87.3% of the fuel. Other refers to wood waste, biogas, solar, etc. Electricity generation in Ontario is very dependent on nuclear. For the year to date, nuclear has accounted for 56.9% of the fuel used to generate electricity in Ontario. Renewables make up a relatively small proportion of total fuel source. Notice that coal, which used to be a big fuel source, now accounts for just 2.7% of total fuel usage.
Today's electricity demand is projected to peak is 24,267 MW at 5 pm.
The summer record was 27,005 MW on August 1, 2006.