Bur Oak Energy Centre (3.25 MW) – Markham

Bur Oak Energy Centre was expanded 2014 to include a natural gas fired 3.25 MW combined heat and power (CHP) facility and is located in the Town of Markham.  In addition to electricity generation, the CHP facility provides space heating and domestic hot water to the new East Markham District Energy System, owned and operated by Markham District Energy Inc.  The Bur Oak Energy Centre system supplies thermal energy to buildings in the area including the Markham Stouffville Hospital, East Markham Community Centre, a Fire Station, Health Services Building and new developments in the vicinity.

The CHP component of the plant consists of one natural gas fired reciprocating engine-generator set, heat recovery equipment, controls and switchgear.  The CHP equipment will be located within a pre-constructed cogeneration room within the Bur Oak Energy centre building, and is connected to the electrical distribution system at Markham MTS#2.  

Location: Markham, Ontario
Nameplate Capacity: 3.333 MW
OPA Contracted Capacity: 3.25 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: February 20, 2014



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