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Newfoundland and Labrador

With the highest wind potential in all of Canada, meeting future renewable electricity objectives in Newfoundland should be a breeze. However, the journey to 100% renewable energy won’t be all sunshine and rainbows, because while Newfoundland ranks first for wind potential, it ranks at the bottom for its solar potential. The province currently sources most of its electricity from renewable sources, with over 95% coming from hydroelectricity. Oil contributes about 4% of the electricity supply, followed by natural gas and wind, which both contribute a small portion. The crown corporation Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is responsible for most of the power generation, while the private company Newfoundland Power is responsible for most of the distribution.

Renewables

Budweiser Canada Renewable Energy Commitment

Did you know that globally by 2025, all Budweiser will be brewed with 100% renewable energy? Budweiser Canada recently announced an exciting new agreement and is purchasing 51% of the electricity generated from Capital Power’s 75-megawatt Enchant Solar facility in Taber, Alberta. The Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from this partnership will cover 3x the electricity needed to brew Budweiser in Canada.

Electricity Use By Sector (TWh)

2040 Projection

Electric Capacity - Newfoundland and Labrador

Distribution of Energy Across Newfoundland and Labrador

95.55

Hydroelectricity

4.02

Combustion

0.43

Wind