Warden Energy Centre (5.0 MW) - Markham

Commercial Operation on June 4, 2008

Warden Energy Centre is a natural gas fired 5.0 MW combined heat and power facility that is integrated into the existing district energy system operated by Markham District Energy. In addition to electricity production, the thermal energy recovered from the facility is used to heat and cool the Markham downtown core, known as the Markham Centre, consisting of commercial, residential and institutional buildings.

Electricity from the facility is delivered to the local distribution grid. The site, currently owned by the Town of Markham, has been leased by Markham District Energy to develop the facility. The key components of the facility include two (2) low emissions reciprocating engine, natural gas generator sets.

A heat exchanger ensures delivery of heat from the water heat loop to the high temperature heat loop within the facility. Heat from the exhaust gas is also recovered and combined with the heat recovered from the jacket water for delivery to the district energy system.

Location: Markham, Ontario
Nameplate Capacity: 5 MW
OPA Contracted Capacity: 5 MW
Developer: Markham District Energy
Technology: Natural gas-fired, combined heat and power project providing heating and cooling for the Markham downtown core
Generator Set: Two (2) low emissions reciprocating engine, natural gas generator sets
Connection Point: Existing 27.6kV PowerStream distribution system via Transformer Station No. 3
Commercial Operation Date: June 4, 2008


Markham District Energy

Project Contacts:

Ontario Power Authority
Media and Public Relations
T. 416-969-6307 or 
Warden Energy Centre

Peter Ronson
Markham District Energy
T. 905-513-7930