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News Release

Update on unplanned outage at Durham York Energy Centre

WHITBY, ON February 01, 2017

The Regional Municipality of Durham would like to advise the public that scheduled annual maintenance, at the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC) has been moved up to accommodate the ongoing unplanned outage of boiler #2.
 
Routine annual maintenance on boiler #2 was originally scheduled for March. Given the outage of boiler #2, the two-week scheduled maintenance for this unit will begin immediately. This rescheduling should allow for greater scheduling efficiency and not impact operation. While boiler #2 is offline, the DYEC’s boiler #1 will continue to operate and accept waste deliveries.
 
The facility operator, Covanta, will also shut-down boiler #1 for annual routine scheduled maintenance once boiler #2 is back online. At this time it is anticipated that the scheduled maintenance for boiler #1 will occur in late February, early March.
 
Interested residents may sign up to receive email notifications whenever new documents are posted to the Durham York Energy Centre project website. To register for updates on new documents posted to the website please submit your email address through the subscribe section of the project website: https://www.durhamyorkwaste.ca/Home/Subscribe.aspx.
 
The Durham York Energy Centre, located in Courtice, is Durham Region’s primary long-term disposal option for waste and only processes the household waste remaining after Durham and York Regions’ aggressive composting, recycling and reuse programs. Both regions are leaders in waste diversion with diversion rates consistently above 50 percent. For more information on the Durham York Energy Centre, visit www.durhamyorkwaste.ca, call 1-800-667-5671, or email info@durhamyorkwaste.ca.

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