Conventional methods of power generation in Canada, like overwhelming coal power production in Alberta, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan as well as nuclear power in Ontario, are associated with massive influx of environmental disasters, safety concerns and health problems. On the other hand, power generation with renewable energy sources (RES) is globally in transition with well-documented and proven advantages over all such issues. This chapter is an attempt to visualize the need of a techno-economic model in order to determine the scope of RES integrated energy management in Canadian power system. It is an introductory part of this work to illustrate clear objectives to minimize cost and maximise utility, to posture well-structured roadmap for energy transition, and to describe data adequacy within the boundaries of a decade timescale. This initial conceptualization can be a key tool for the analyses of energy and environmental policy in Canada.
KeywordsRenewable Energy Source Power Sector Power Generation System Standby Power Future Power
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