The Regional Municipality of Durham


News Release

Unplanned outage at Durham York Energy Centre

WHITBY, ON January 28, 2017

The Regional Municipality of Durham would like to advise the public that boiler #2 at the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC) will be off-line for unscheduled maintenance to repair a damaged water tube within the boiler. The facility operator, Covanta, has shut-down the affected boiler until a repair can be completed. Boiler #1 continues to operate and the facility continues to accept waste.

Boiler # 2 was removed from service late in the evening of Jan. 27. It is anticipated the repair will be complete by Jan. 30.

The DYEC generates approximately 14 MW of net electrical energy on a continuous basis, which is enough to power about 10,000 homes. 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.

Emissions monitoring data is streamed in real time and posted online at the project website (www.durhamyorkwaste.ca) and on a large electronic board outside of the visitor’s centre. Environmental reports, as well as a comprehensive overview of the facility and answers to frequently asked questions are also available online.

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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