It’s time for a demonstration. It will take place in the village of Valemount, BC. The project, the first of its kind in Canada, is called Sustainaville and will demonstrate that geothermal energy (heat from the earth) can be used to “grow a whole community”.
The Energy Futures Lab is all about transitioning Alberta’s energy system for a sustainable future. But what do we mean by the “energy system” exactly? Are we talking about oil and gas or renewables or both? What about the electricity generation and transmission infrastructure? All of those are part of the system. But those are talking about physical things, raw materials and their transportation. What about how we actually use energy?
The Energy Futures Lab’s Energy System Database is now live! The Energy Futures Lab has pulled together different data sets, reports and interactive visualizations that let’s you explore the Alberta energy system in many ways. Steve Williams explains how the database works and why data analysis is key to understanding the energy system.
Our resident data and systems expert, Steve Williams discusses how we can use data for decision making, how we can visualize and make sense of the data we have, and how we can develop new data and insights into Alberta’s energy system. Stay tuned for the launch of our Energy Visualization database in mid-January!