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Siemens proceeds with gas turbines for York Energy Centre


September 30, 2010
By Anthony Capkun

Siemens Energy has been given full notice to proceed from York Energy Centre LP for the supply of two SGT6-PAC 5000F gas turbine-generators and supporting auxiliaries for the York Energy Centre power plant located in the Township of King, Ont. The York Energy Centre power plant will be commissioned in the second quarter of 2012.

“The York Energy Centre will play a key role in addressing the need for
quick-response peaking generation clearly identified by the Ontario
Power Authority (OPA) for the northern York region, and reducing grid
reliance on coal-fired generating capacity,” said Jeffry M. Myers,
president and CEO of Pristine Power, parent company of York Energy
Center LP.

This plant will supply power during times of peak demand and provide
critical grid support that assists the Independent Electric System
Operator (IESO) in meeting North American grid reliability standards,
says Siemens.

“We are very pleased that York Energy Center LP has chosen Siemens as a
provider for its […] power plant. With high operational readiness and
flexibility, Siemens gas turbines are a reliable source of electricity
able to respond during peak periods, as well as when other more variable
energy sources are not available,” said Michael Suess, CEO of Siemens
Energy’s Fossil Power Generation Division. “Because of this, gas
turbines will continue to play a key role in the future energy mix.”

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