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The Canadian Energy Systems Simulator (CanESS) is an integrated, multi-fuel, multi-sector, provincially-disaggregated energy systems model for Canada. CanESS integrates detailed representations of both the Canadian energy demand and energy supply sectors. For energy demand, CanESS tracks provincial energy consumption for both the final demand sectors (which include transportation, residential, commercial, and industrial end uses) and the energy production processes in the supply sector. For energy supply, CanESS calculates energy provided through electricity generation, hydrocarbon fuel production, and alternative fuel production at the provincial level. Interprovincial and international trade account for differences between energy demand and supply.

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions

Your Energy Story would not be complete without an accounting for Greenhouse Gases (GHGs).  GHGs include CO2, CH4 and N2O; however, these gases are usually reported as carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e).  CO2e are a metric measure used to compare emissions from various greenhouse gases based upon their global warming potential (GWP).  


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