York Energy Centre

Ontario, Canada

Status

In Operation

Year

2012

Owned Capacity

228*

MW

Owned/Operated

50*/100

Natural Gas
Status
In Operation
Year

2012

OWNED CAPACITY

228*

MW

OWNED/OPERATED

50*/100

Natural Gas

The nominal 456 MW York Energy Centre is located northwest of Newmarket, Ontario in the Township of King. Capital Power acquired its share in the York Energy Centre from Veresen Inc. in April 2017. The facility is jointly owned in a 50/50 partnership and is operated by Capital Power. York Energy Centre is fully contracted with the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator until 2032.
*456 MW facility joined owned.

Quick Facts

  • Largest quick-response natural gas-fired plant in Ontario

Community Investment

At Capital Power, we contribute to the communities in which we operate with the aim of building a sustainable future for all. We engage our neighbours, consider their interests and build real relationships. We aim to source supplies and services locally for our operations, as well as hire from the community.

At York Energy Centre:

  • We employ nine permanent employees.
  • We pay approximately $71,000 in property tax each year, contributing annually to community tax bases, supporting the improvement of infrastructure, roadways, and community services.

We give back where we live and work by supporting local organizations and our employees’ community participation through our corporate giving programs.

Recent community support includes:

  • Inn From the Cold Inc
  • Nobleton Victoria Day Fair
  • Schomberg Agricultural Spring Fair
  • Carrot Fest
  • King Township Food Bank
  • Arts Society King
  • Schomberg Village Association’s “A Main Street Christmas
  • Doane House Hospice
  • Holland Marsh Soupfest
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York Energy Centre provides essential backup generation support to the Ontario grid that not only enables a reliable supply of electricity but also provides flexibility in support of intermittent renewable sources of generation.
Bill Mercer
Plant Manager

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