York Energy Centre (393.0 MW) - Northern York Region

Aerial view of the York Energy Centre

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Commercial Operation May 9, 2012

The York Energy Centre is a natural gas-fired, simple cycle, peaking generation facility with a contract capacity of 393.0 MW. The project was developed on approximately five acres of land located at 18781 Dufferin Street in the Township of King.

The facility utilizes two Siemens SGT6-PAC 5000F combustion turbines that do not require any water to operate and are equipped with Ultra Low nitrogen oxide (NOx) combustors to reduce NOx emissions.

The facility’s cooling needs are met with air coolers. The simple cycle design allows for a short start-up time; it is able to reach full capacity within 10 to 30 minutes.  The facility is connected to Hydro One 230 kV circuits B82V and B83V at the Armitage Tap which feeds into the Ontario electricity market administered by the Independent Electricity System Operator.

It is estimated this gas-fired facility is capable of operating between 260 to 1,300 hours annually to meet peak electricity demand.

Location: Township of King, Ontario
Nameplate Capacity: 456 MW
OPA Contracted Capacity: 393 MW
Developer: York Energy Centre LP
Technology: Natural Gas-Fired, Simple Cycle
Turbines: Two (2) Siemens SGT6-PAC 5000F combustion turbines
Commercial Operation Date: May 9, 2012



York Energy Centre


Project Contacts:

Ontario Power Authority
Media and Public Relations
T. 416-969-6307 or

York Energy Centre LP, Veresen Inc.
Paul Eastman
Vice President, Eastern Operations - Power
(519) 491-7580