Canadian electrical energy concerns is a sham. However, if any country sold the greater portion of their energy production to another country, wanted to keep that commitment up, and at the same time convey the idea that the citizens are wasting and should conserve, for the reason of having more to sell, then this exact misinformation would be spread around the nation scaring half the citizens.
Canada with it's combined electrical power obtained from the Manic sites, and those produced in BC, plus Ontario's and Manitoba's contribution, makes adequate electricity to meet Canadian's demands, plus some to spare. Canada may have a distribution problem caught up with political wheeling and dealing between provinces, and hampered by it's commitment with the US, but it definitely does not have an electrical energy shortage.
The issue is really that the Government wants more to sell to our southern faithful buddies, so it brainwashes people like yourself into giving up your portion of the generator's output, and making you to go out to hunt down other energy alternatives.
Incidently, while I'm on the same subject. The more a generator's output is being used up to it's max capability, but not exceeding it
the more efficient the generator and it's output is being used. So there is no such thing as "saving" energy at the generator. What KW is not being used is dissipated as heat. Only if it were possible to have these hundreds of thousands of capacitor storage facilities or battery systems is it possible to save the energy at source to be dispensed later, and so far at least not in this century and it's technology would the practicality and cost be warranted to do so.