Electricity provides 14.23% of the energy consumed by workplaces, shops, recreation centres and public buildings in Alberta. It powers light fixtures, elevators, pumps and compressors as well as computers, photocopiers and fax machines. Electricity is also used for space conditioning and a few water heaters.
In 2010, the commercial / institutional sector
consumed 60,358,020 GJ of electricity and
emitted 17,902,800 GHG tonnes.
To learn how electricity flows from the power plant to light switches, elevators and other devices, click on the yellow icons above....