Behind the Scenes
Operations PEC is in an ideal location because of its proximity to downtown Toronto, natural gas supply lines, transmission facilities and railway lines. PEC is fuelled by natural gas, one of the most efficient and cleanest fuels for generating electricity, and operates primarily during peak demand periods and when there are constraints on the transmission system currently supplying Toronto. During operation PEC has a "high efficiency factor", meaning that it will maximize its production of electricity from every unit of fuel used. The station's high efficiency factor translates into lower fuel usage and, as a result, lowers emissions.
Please click HERE if you are interested in viewing our hours of operations and our megawatts produced.
Megawatt-hour (MWh): 1 megawatt acting over a period of 1 hour. One megawatt-hour is equal to 1,000 kilowatt-hours or 1 million watt-hours. The primary difference between a megawatt and a megawatt-hour is that megawatt measures the capacity of an electric generator and megawatt-hour measures the actual amount of electricity it produces over a certain period of time.
PEC is using highly effective equipment and process to reduce emissions, noise and other environmental impacts. By using modern "dry-low" nitrogen-oxide technology is reliable, well developed and proven to have very low nitrogen-oxide emission rates.
Please click HERE for the daily air quality report for downtown Toronto provided by the Ministry of Environment