York Energy Centre

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Ranking for 2012: 81

Industry Sector: Energy

Specific Sector: Natural Gas

Range: 0 - $500,000,000

Project Value: $337,000,000

Government Funds Involved: N/A

Funding Source: Private

Location: King Township, Ontario

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2012

LEED: N/A


This gas-fired peaking generation facility has a 20-year peaking generation contract with the OPA. It has a nameplate capacity of 456 MW and a contracted capacity of 393 MW with OPA. The turbine selected for this project requires no water and uses air to cool the system. The power plant is a peaker, not a full-time producer of electricity. This means that the plant will operate only 10 per cent of the year. Currently, the residents of the area are served by one transmission line from the Claireville Transformer Station in Vaughan. As of June 2011 construction is underway. The exhaust stacks have been installed, along with underground drainage and the fire water main. The structural steel for the control and warehouse buildings has been completed and cladding is being stalled. Both the turbine and generator are in place with the enclosures and auxiliaries are almost complete.


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