Join EFC’s New Greener Electrified Canada Committee – Explore how our electrical community can make a net-Zero difference.
Electricity powers a changing world, offering a cleaner solution to climate change.
Over 80% of Canada’s electricity comes from clean sources, yet only 20% of Canada’s energy comes from electricity. (2019-20). As urban cities expand, the 4th industrial revolution, and e-mobility, electricity demand will continue to increase, and the grid infrastructure is at risk in supporting future increased demand. Your organization plays an important role in providing electrical solutions for cleaner ways of powering Canada. EFC is creating a new Greener Electrified Canada committee to support our industry’s goal to meet Canada’s net-zero challenge.
What is Driving This Focus:
- The Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act became law on June 29, 2021, enshrines in legislation Canada’s commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. (201)
- Demand for electricity will grow 1.6 to 2 times larger by 2050. (2022).
- Electricity Generation will have to be 2.2 to 3.4 times bigger than today (2022).
- The current grid structure is not sized for the future electricity demand.
As a community of innovators, your company has the opportunity to collaboratively address and influence the following areas:
- Grid decarbonization and modernization.
- Buildings efficiency and heat electrification.
- Electrical vehicle charging & infrastructure.
Get Involved and Help Influence Change
EFC seeks active representation from your organization (reflecting on the three areas described above) to participate in this committee. Involvement from the electrical community is highly important. Your involvement:
- Ensures your voice is heard and your solutions/technologies are represented.
- Influences and accelerates the adoption of green technologies and infrastructure solutions.
- Broadens your insights as it relates to a Greener Electrified Canada.
The inaugural committee meeting commences early 2023. Contact Gurvinder Chopra at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how your company can get involved.
Target Participation: EFC Sustainability, Automation, Industrial Controls, Lighting, and Distribution professionals.
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(2019). Canada’s Energy Mix. capp.ca. https://www.capp.ca/energy/canadas-energy-mix/#:~:text=Canada%20is%20a%20resource-rich%20country%20with%20a%20unique,installations%20to%20capture%20wind%2C%20solar%20and%20geothermal%20energy.
(2020). Powering our future with clean electricity. canada.ca. https://www.canada.ca/en/services/environment/weather/climatechange/climate-action/powering-future-clean-energy.html
(2022). Blue, Raidin and Nichole Dusyk. Climate Governance in Canada: Overview and recommendations. The Pembina Institute.