Clarington, Ont. — Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is investing in Clarington, Ont., with plans to build a new corporate campus by 2024.
The completed site will accommodate OPG staff from 15 existing locations across the Greater Toronto Area and Niagara Region, bringing over 2,000 jobs to Clarington and driving savings for ratepayers.
The new campus will be built on an existing OPG site, next to the Darlington Energy Complex. It will house OPG’s corporate headquarters, as well as renewable generation and nuclear staff. Construction is expected to begin in 2020/2021
“OPG’s plan aligns with our government’s focus to provide real value for money,” said Peter Bethlenfalvy, president of the Treasury Board and MPP for Pickering-Uxbridge. “OPG’s move to consolidate its operations in Clarington is also a natural fit. It has been safely operating here for 30 years and has become one of our region’s strongest, most long-standing partners.”
“As the largest employer in Durham, this significant investment builds on OPG’s 30-year history in the community and demonstrates a long-term commitment to powering jobs in the region for decades to come,” said Lindsey Park, MPP for Durham.
Power generated by OPG meets about half of Ontario’s electricity needs. The creation of a new campus will bring expertise together to enhance collaboration and innovation, and allow increased agility across the organization, reported OPG.
“We’re excited to be bringing together teams and technical expertise in one facility, which will reduce costs while also driving collaboration, advancing innovation and enhancing our organizational agility,” said Ken Hartwick, President and CEO of Ontario Power Generation.