Welcome to CIEEDAC

The Canadian Industrial Energy End-Use Data and Analysis Centre (CIEEDAC) is part of the Energy and Materials Research Group at Simon Fraser University. We are located within the School of Resource and Environmental Management and the Faculty of Environment

CIEEDAC is a non-profit organisation funded through government and industry sponsorship. It was established in 1993 through an initiative by Natural Resources Canada to develop a system of National Energy Use Database centres. After more than 20 years of providing quality industrial energy and environmental data, we are still going strong!

We are dedicated to improving the quality and accessibility of practical and unbiased information related to energy use in Canadian Industry.

 

Announcements

30 May 2016

CIEEDAC has harmonized its three databases on District Energy, Renewable Energy and Cogeneration. The aggregate listing of facilities is now available online.

Last year, with support from Natural Resources Canada, CIEEDAC harmonized the cogeneration, district energy, and renewable energy databases. With this change, each facility is cross-referenced across all three databases. For example, a cogeneration unit fuelled with wood waste that services a district energy system now exists in all three databases.

Stay tuned for the next upgrade that will see a single Renewable and Alternative Energy Facilities database replace the three separate databases!

30 May 2016

The Canadian Renewable Energy Database has been updated.

The database now contains information on over 2100 individual renewable energy sources.

Most of the data are publicly available from numerous sources, both private and government. In this database, the data have been assembled and reviewed for consistency. The database provides access non‐confidential data on renewable energy systems operating in Canada. The query system generates reports by technology type, industry, region, and many other options.

Due to data challenges, the database does not presently account for solar thermal and earth energy systems.

15 April 2016

Updated Industry Reports are available online now.

CIEEDAC has updated its set of industry reports for many of Canada's major industries: Aluminium, Cement, Chemical Products, Construction, Electricity Generation, Foundries, Iron and Steel, Mining, Pulp and Paper, and Wood Products.

15 March 2016

The Canadian Cogeneration Database has been updated.

CIEEDAC has reviewed and simplified its current dataset on cogeneration. After aligning it with CIEEDAC's other databases and evaluating the existing data set, we provide an updated, revised version of data and an associated report to those interested in Canada's energy system. The database identifies size (capacity, MWe), location and thermal host of industrial cogeneration facilities in Canada as well as commercial / institutional and district energy cogeneration systems.

Most of these data are publicly available from numerous sources, both private and government. In this database, the data have been assembled and reviewed for consistency. The query system generates reports by technology type, fuel type, industry, region, and many other options.

15 March 2016

CIEEDAC has updated its dataset on District Energy.

CIEEDAC received support from Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY to harmonize this data set with the cogeneration and renewable energy data this year. Not only were the data harmonized but more of the data have been made available through a new query interface that is aligned with that of the renewable energy and cogeneration databases. Data received from a number of new systems have been included in the dataset; at least 77 DE facilities are now included in the database.