The nominal 456 MW York Energy Centre (YEC) 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.
Capital Power and its partner Manulife are proposing equipment upgrades at the YEC. Learn more about this project.
Capital Power is proposing a battery energy storage system (BESS) installation on a parcel of land which is owned by an affiliate of Capital Power and adjacent to the existing YEC. Operating independently of the YEC, the proposed facility would have up to 120 megawatts (MW) of power storage, with electrical energy output for up to four-hours. Learn more about this project.
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