Birchmount Energy Centre (2.6 MW) – Markham

Birchmount Energy Centre was expanded in 2013 to include a natural gas fired 2.6 MW combined heat and power (CHP) facility and is located in the Town of Markham.  In addition to electricity generation, the CHP facility will provide space heating and domestic hot water to buildings served by the Markham Centre District Energy System, owned and operated by Markham District Energy Inc.

The facility consists of one natural gas fired reciprocating engine-generator set, heat recovery equipment, controls and switchgear.  The CHP unit is located in the existing Birchmount Energy Centre building structure and connected to the electrical distribution system at Markham MTS#3E. 

Location: Markham, Ontario
Nameplate Capacity: 2.666 MW
OPA Contracted Capacity: 2.6 MW
Developer: Markham District Energy Inc.
Technology: Natural gas-fired, combined heat and power project providing hot water for a host and electricity to the grid
Generator Set: Single gas-fired reciprocating engine-generator set with an exhaust heat recovery heat exchanger
Connection Point: Connected to the distribution system at Markham MTS#3E
Commercial Operation Date: December 23, 2013


Markham District Energy Inc.

 Project Contacts:

Ontario Power Authority
Media and Public Relations
T. 416-969-6307 or 
Markham District Energy Inc.
Peter Ronson
Markham District Energy
T. 905-513-7930