April Energy Update - Opportunities for U.S. Exporters!


Energy Update - April 2017


Canada is among the world’s top countries relying mostly on clean hydro energy.  The primary sources of electricity generated are 63.5% hydro, 19% gas and combustion, 16% nuclear, 1.5% renewables (wind, solar, etc.).  Coal-based power generation was eliminated in Ontario and Quebec, and is being replaced with gas and renewable energy (wind/solar) in other provinces.  The regulatory environment is centered at the provincial level, which has full authority over the local electrical system regulations, policies, and enforcement.

Best prospects for U.S. energy exports to Canada are considered to be Power Generation and Renewables. Canada is one of the world leaders in the production and use of energy from renewable sources: hydro, wind, solar, biomass with significant developments in geothermal and marine energy, – accounting for 65% of Canada’s total electricity generation. The electrical energy sector in Canada has a total installed generating capacity of 134 GW and is projected to reach 170 GW in 2035. To learn more about power generation and renewables in Canada, click here.

 Don't miss Global Petroleum Show, June 13-15, 2017 in Calgary! Global Petroleum Show (GPS) is back in its 49th year. From June 13-15, GPS provides direct access to the entire supply chain, innovative technologies, products & services and massive number of educational seminars within the energy sector. Global Petroleum Show is an industry leading event, where more than 50,000 energy professionals from more than 90 countries converge for three days to strengthen business relationships, network, and do business with more than 1,000 exhibitors. During this pivotal, evolutionary period for the oil & gas sector, it’s never been more vital to re-connect with your global industry. From upstream to downstream, GPS provides a forum where business gets done.

You can also find our CS Canada Energy Specialists at the following upcoming shows:

OTC: May 1st -4th  2017,  NRG Park, Houston, Texas, USA
LAGCOE: October 24th-26th 2017, Cajundome and Convention center, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
GPS: June 13th -15th  2017, Stampede Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Oil Sands Show and Conference: September 12 - 13, 2017, Suncor Community Leisure Centre, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
Atlantic Petroleum Show: June 21 - 22, 2017, Mile One Centre, St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

 CS Canada Webpage * Country Commercial Guide * Renewable Energy Case Study *

Trade Events

For a complete listing of US Commercial Service  Global Energy Team supported events through 2017, click here.

Trade Leads

Market Research

Did You Know?

You can’t do business with everyone!

The Consolidated Screening List (CSL) is a list of parties for which the United States Government maintains restrictions on certain exports, reexports or transfers of items.  The Department of Commerce provides tools that may be used as an aid to industry in conducting electronic screens of potential parties to regulated transactions. Check out the CSL Search Engine here: https://www.export.gov/csl-search

Find more trade resources here.

The Global Energy Team of the U.S. Commercial Service is dedicated to enhancing the global competitiveness of the U.S. energy industry, expanding market access, and increasing exports. To learn more about you how you can receive assistance in finding market intelligence, developing your export strategy, connecting with international buyers, or support at trade events, contact your Local Trade Specialists in one of our 100 U.S. Export Assistance Centers around the U.S. Visit our Energy webpage.

Questions about the Energy Update: Contact Danielle Caltabiano.

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