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Clean Energy and Electricity Infrastructure

Budget 2016 included investments towards electricity infrastructure projects that ensure Canada’s communities are healthy and productive and, support Canada’s transition to a clean growth economy.

Budget 2016 provided $2.5 million, from 2016 to 2018, to Natural Resources Canada to facilitate regional dialogues and studies that identify the most promising electricity infrastructure projects with the potential to have significant greenhouse gas reductions. This initiative would help shape future investments to maximize economic and environmental benefits.

Two regional dialogues and studies were conducted in Western and Atlantic Canada.  The studies used simulation models to assess promising electricity infrastructure projects to help specific regions meet their future electricity needs while lowering GHG emissions.

A summary of the technical findings and respective regional policy environments are captured in two reports:

The results from the Western study will be presented in a webinar during the week of September 10, 2018. To express an interest in participation, please contact

Full technical reports are available upon request (available in English only). Please contact, and indicate the report of interest,

Investing in Canada: Canada’s Long-Term Infrastructure Plan

Through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.

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