Regional Electricity Cooperation and Strategic Infrastructure Initiative (RECSI)
The Government of Canada engaged with provinces and territories to help provinces reliant on fossil fuel-fired electricity generation transition to a generation portfolio mix which will help meet our national Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reductions target for 2030.
Natural Resources Canada commissioned GE Energy Consulting to execute a study, with input and data provided by RECSI committee members representing the four Western provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba), and the Northwest Territories. The objective of the study was to evaluate the most promising electricity infrastructure projects in the Western provinces with the potential to transition to a sustainable non-emitting electricity generation portfolio.
The Western RECSI study was completed in August 2018. The full technical report is available here.
A summary of the technical findings and respective regional policy environments for each of Western and Atlantic RECSI are captured in a Summary for Policy Makers. For a copy of these reports, or if you have questions, please contact Natural Resources Canada through their website.