Energy-from-Waste Contract

Energy-from-Waste Generation

Durham/York Energy Centre (20 MW)

EFW facilities are capable of processing thousands of tonnes of post-diversion residual waste (what remains after recyclable materials have been removed) annually while recovering metals and energy.

One method of converting waste into energy is thermal mass burn technology, which feeds municipal solid waste into a furnace to be burned at very high temperatures, leaving residual metals and ash, which are then separated and further recycled.

This process also produces steam, which is fed through a turbine generator to produce electricity and/or hot water energy. A 20 MW facility operating at full capacity and averaged over one year can produce enough energy to power over 14,000 homes.


The status of individual contracted electricity supply projects within different IESO procurement programs is now available in the IESO Active Generation Contract List.