Graybar Canada is an industry-leading supplier of renewable energy project solutions in Canada. Our main focus is supplying electrical balance of system components and accessories for renewable energy projects. Our Graybar Canada energy division covers a broad array of different varieties of projects including biomass, biofuel, geothermal, hydro, solar, wind, nuclear, and EV charging.
With 30 branch locations across Canada, we are well equipped to supply renewable energy projects from coast to coast. You can turn to us to provide unmatched service and technical expertise.
Biomass is Canada's second most important form of renewable energy. This is because our country has a steady supply of renewable forest biomass, as well as access to forest industry by-products and residues. The biggest biomass capacity and generation takes place in Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta, and New Brunswick.
Instead of being derived from the formation of fossil fuels, biofuel, and the subsequent 'bioenergy', is a type of renewable energy derived from biomass, such as animal waste and plant material.
Canada is slowly starting to embrace the potential of geothermal energy. Plans to construct Canada's very first geothermal plant were announced in early 2019. As of 2020, construction is still underway.
Hydro energy is extremely commonplace in Canada. According to Hydro Review, an estimated 70,000 megawatts of hydropower have already been developed in Canada and there are over 400 hydroelectric generating plants in existence. These generating plants generate a total average of 355 terawatt-hours every year.
Solar energy resources are abundant in Canada due to the sizeable surface area of the country. The regions with the highest solar energy potential include Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Alberta - the further south, the better.
The demand for renewable wind energy is steadily increasing. Currently, it makes up around 6% of Canada's electrical production, boasting a generating capacity of an estimated 12,816 megawatts (MW).
The nuclear energy in Canada is supplied by 19 commercial reactors. Together, these reactors have a net capacity of 13.5 Gigawatts (GWe) and are equipped to produce a total of 95.6 Terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity.
There are more and more electric vehicles being introduced onto the roads each year. Generally, electric vehicles are cheaper to run and to maintain and can be recharged using renewable energy sources, such as solar power.