Electricity provides 22.50% of the energy consumed by workplaces, shops, recreation centres and public buildings in British Columbia, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. It powers light fixtures, elevators, pumps and compressors as well as computers, photocopiers and fax machines. Some facilities also use electric furnaces and hot water heaters.
In 2010, the commercial / institutional sector
consumed 62,047,040 GJ of electricity and
emitted 670,363 GHG tonnes.
To learn how electricity flows from the power plant to light switches, elevators and other devices, click on the yellow icons above....