Power Savvy Quiz

Question 1/6

How much more electricity do we consume today than we did in 1975?

The Bulb
The Bulb
Correct!
Nope!

Since 1975, consumption of electricity has increased 37% in Canada.

Source: World Bank, Electricity consumption per capita (2011)

Question 2/6

Which three sources generated the most electricity in Canada in 2013?

Which three sources generated the most electricity in Canada in 2013?
Correct! Nope!

80% of Canada’s electricity supply is generated from sources that do not emit greenhouse gases.

This is expected to rise as we continue to harness the power of other renewable sources like wind, solar and tidal energy.

Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM Table 127-0007 (2013)

Question 3/6

How many Canadians are directly employed in the electricity industry in Canada?


54,000

86,000

108,000

121,000
Question Mark
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Correct! Nope!

The electricity industry in Canada employs 108,000 Canadians to deliver safe, reliable electricity.

Source: Electricity Sector Council Report,
Power in Motion: 2011 Labour Market Information Study Full Report, 2012

Question 4/6

Which of the following countries have higher residential electricity rates than Canada?

Which of the following countries have higher residential electricity rates than Canada?

Yessss! Nope!

In many parts of the world, residential electricity rates can be far more expensive than in Canada.

Source: International Energy Agency,,
Electricity prices for households in US dollars/MWh (2012)

Selected World Residential Electricity Prices, 2012
Question 5/6

Which of these monthly household costs are higher than the cost of electricity based on the average of the Canadian provinces?

(Select all that apply)

Which of these monthly household costs are higher than the cost of electricity based on the average of the Canadian provinces?
Correct! Nope!

For an indispensable asset, the average daily cost of electricity comes in well under the cost of many other expenses in our household budget.

Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM Table 203-0021 (2013)

Electricity costs only $3.59 per day, far less than most other household expenses Electricity costs only $3.59 per day, far less than most other household expenses

Electricity Pricing Comparison for Canadian Provinces, 2013
Average Daily Household Cost, Canadian Dollars

Question 6/6

How much money needs to be invested in Canada's electricity system in the next 20 years to ensure Canadians have reliable power?

Plus / Plus
Minus / Moins
$
150
Billion
$
350
Billion
Correct! Nope!

An estimated $350 Billion investment is required in the next 20 years to ensure a modern and reliable system for Canadians.

Source: Len Coad, Todd A. Crawford and Alicia Macdonald, 2012.
"Shedding Light on the Economic Impact of Investing in Electricity Infrastructure." Conference Board of Canada