Annual Survey of Electric Power Thermal Generating Station Fuel Consumption (EPTG)

Detailed information for 2019

Status:

Active

Frequency:

Annual

Record number:

2196

The purpose of this survey is to obtain information on the supply of, and/or demand for, energy in Canada.

Data release - Scheduled for ....

Description

The purpose of this survey is to obtain information on the supply of, and/or demand for, energy in Canada. This information serves as an important indicator of Canadian economic performance, and is used by all levels of government in establishing informed policies in the energy area. The private sector also uses this information in the corporate decision-making process.

Reference period: Calendar year

Subjects

  • Energy
  • Energy consumption and disposition

Data sources and methodology

Target population

All NAICS establishments that generate large amounts of heat.

Instrument design

This questionnaire was designed in order investigate potential solutions for current data gaps. Research was done on the current state of heat energy information in Canada. We consulted, heat surveys designed by other organizations and the EPTG survey program at Statistics Canada. Additionally, CPRD, Methodology and OID were all consulted during the questionnaire design. Testing was done by subject matter. This is the first and only instance of this survey, so no revisions have been or will be done.

Sampling

This survey is a census with a cross-sectional design.

Sampling unit: The establishment

The census frame was selected via research, such as cross-referencing with other databases, searching the Internet for relevant units and cross-referencing with similar and relevant Statistics Canada surveys.

Data sources

Data collection for this reference period: 2020-02-21 to 2020-06-30

Responding to this survey is mandatory.

Data are collected directly from survey respondents.

Collection method - CATI
Capture method - EQ BCP
Method of initial contact - Telephone
Follow-up method - Telephone
Use of proxy reporting - Proxy reporting will not be used.
Language(s) offered to potential respondents - English and French
Average time required to complete the interview / survey. - 20 minutes

View the Questionnaire(s) and reporting guide(s) .

Error detection

This methodology does not apply.

Imputation

This methodology does not apply.

Estimation

This methodology does not apply.

Quality evaluation

This is the first and only questionnaire like this that will be created. The purpose is to develop a proper frame and to gather information about what information is available. There is not very much data like this that currently exists, so there will be no data validation.

Disclosure control

Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects which could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Various confidentiality rules are applied to all data that are released or published to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information deemed confidential. If necessary, data are suppressed to prevent direct or residual disclosure of identifiable data.

Any micro-data that could be shared under data-sharing agreements will include, when necessary, removal of any identifying information, content reduction, content modification and respondent removal. Any tabular data will include, when necessary, cell collapsing or suppressing, revisions by committees, and/or revisions by data providers.

Revisions and seasonal adjustment

This methodology does not apply.

Data accuracy

Since this is a pre-contact, not a survey, part of the desired outcome of this project is to understand what information on this topic is available, and to understand what the accuracy will be in the event of future questionnaires on this topic.

Software used: Business Collection Portal

Processing: Microsoft excel

Quality Indicators

Timeliness: 2 months

Punctuality: No release

Response rates: Since this is a pre-contact, not a survey, part of the desired outcome of this project is to understand what response rates will be in the event of future questionnaires on this topic.

Non-sampling error: Since this is a pre-contact, not a survey, part of the desired outcome of this project is to prevent non-sampling error in the event of future questionnaires on this topic.

Non-response bias: Since this is a pre-contact, not a survey, part of the desired outcome of this project is to prevent non-response bias in the event of future questionnaires on this topic.

Coverage error: This pre-contact is designed to prevent coverage error in future potential questionnaires of this type by verifying the frame. We used research to identify the most accurate frame possible, using the business register.

Other non-sampling errors: Since this is a pre-contact, not a survey, part of the desired outcome of this project is to prevent non-sampling errors in the event of future questionnaires on this topic.

Version of the statistical classification: NAICS 2017

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