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Unplanned outage at Durham York Energy Centre

Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2017 10:23 AM

Whitby, Ontario – 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...

Fire at Durham York Energy Centre: Update #2

Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 04:25 PM

Whitby, Ont. – The Regional Municipality of Durham would like to advise residents that the initial assessment of fire damage at the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC) has been completed by JADE+, a consultant hired by the operator Covanta. The consultant’s report confirms damages were limited to a small area of the roof, with no damage to the main structural components of the roof or the rest of the facility. Based on these findings, boiler #2 returned to full operating capacity and began...

Fire at Durham York Energy Centre: Update #1

Posted on Monday, December 12, 2016 01:25 PM

Whitby, Ontario –

The Regional Municipality of Durham would like to advise residents that the owners, Durham and York Regions, and the operator, Covanta, are undertaking an investigation into the cause of the fire at the Durham York Energy Centre on Dec. 11 and conducting a damage assessment.

“The Durham York Energy Centre is currently receiving and processing waste at 50 per cent capacity with boiler number one,” said Susan Siopis, Commissioner of Works for The Regional Municipality...

Fire at Durham York Energy Centre

Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2016 11:29 AM

Whitby, Ontario –

Clarington Fire Officials were called to respond to a fire today at the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC). The facility has been shut down as per the standard operating procedures. At this time waste deliveries have been put on hold until a damage assessment is complete.

“There was a fire today at the Durham York Energy Centre,” said Susan Siopis, Commissioner of Works for The Regional Municipality of Durham. “The fire has been extinguished and thankfully there were no...

DYEC issued Acceptance Certificate

Posted on Monday, November 28, 2016 08:31 AM

Whitby, Ont. – The Regional Municipalities of Durham and York have issued the Acceptance Certificate for the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC).

The facility Acceptance Test Certificate was issued and Commercial Operations began at the DYEC on Jan. 28. However, Covanta, the facility operator, was required to complete several conditions prior to the issuance of the Acceptance Certificate. HDR (the regions’ consultant) reviewed the completion of the Acceptance Certificate requirements and...

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