Canadians and Americans share a highly integrated electricity grid, connected by more than 35 high voltage cross-border transmission lines. Every Canadian province along the U.S. border is electrically interconnected with at least one neighbouring U.S. state. The result of the integrated Canada-U.S. electric grid is a flexible, reliable, and secure grid on both sides of the border. This positive partnership has served American and Canadian businesses and communities for over 100 years.
Electricity Canada members engage in bi-directional trade with the U.S., and work with their American counterparts to keep the grid reliable and secure. Many companies own assets in both countries. Trade and integration form the backbone of a highly positive and mutually beneficial cross-border electricity relationship that provides economic, environmental, resilience and security benefits, and which contributes to affordable and increasingly clean energy for customers in both the U.S. and Canada. Learn more.