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Facility Address

1835 Energy Drive, Courtice, Durham Region, Ontario, Canada, L1E 2R2

Site Size

12 hectares

Owners

100 per cent publicly owned by Durham and York Regions

Operator

Covanta

Processing Capacity

140,000 tonnes of garbage/year (110,000 tonnes/year from Durham Region and 30,000 tonnes/year from York Region).

Technology

Thermal mass burn with Martin GmbH stoker grate combustion technology.

Boiler Design

Two (2) Municipal Solid Waste-fired Combustors (MWC) utilizing mass burn technology; each capable of processing 218 tonnes/day or 70,000 tonnes/year for a combined total of 436 tonnes/day or 140,000 tonnes/year.

Air Pollution Control Equipment

Each individual boiler will have its own dedicated Air Pollution Control system consisting of:

Emissions Monitoring

Stack Height

  • 87.6 metres

Electrical Energy Generation

  • GE turbine generator produces gross electrical output of 17.5 MW and a net output of approximately 14 MW.
  • Electricity is sold to the provincial grid under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Ontario Power Authority (OPA).

Secondary Materials Recovery

Wastewater Discharge

  • Zero wastewater discharge to the municipal sanitary sewer system (except for the office washrooms and kitchen facilities). All process water is reused within the facility.

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