Ontario coal power being offset by natural gas, not wind

“What they actually did was to replace electricity generated by coal, with electricity generated by natural gas” SUN

Coal output is down by 19.1 TWh. The majority (58 % or 11 TWh) has been replaced by natural gas. Only 16 % or 3 TWh has been replaced by wind.

The table below reflects total electricity output in 2011 by fuel type.

Year Nuclear Hydro Coal Gas Wind Other
2011 85.3 TWh 33.3 TWh 4.1 TWh 22.0 TWh 3.9 TWh 1.2 TWh
56.9 % 22.2 % 2.7 % 14.7 % 2.6 % 0.8 %
2010 82.9 TWh 30.7 TWh 12.6 TWh 20.5 TWh 2.8 TWh 1.3 TWh
55.0 % 20.4 % 8.3 % 13.6 % 1.9 % 0.8 %
2009 82.5 TWh 38.1 TWh 9.8 TWh 15.4 TWh 2.3 TWh 1.2 TWh
55.2 % 25.5 % 6.6 % 10.3 % 1.6 % 0.8 %
2008 84.4 TWh 38.3 TWh 23.2 TWh 11.0 TWh 1.4 TWh 1.0 TWh
53.0 % 24.1 % 14.5 % 6.9 % 0.9 % 0.6 %

Due to rounding, percentages may not add to 100.
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