Orillia will soon be home to a new state-of-the-art Hydro One facility.
Promising to serve as one of the company’s technology hubs, the grid control centre could generate up to 250 high-quality jobs in the city.
“Hydro One’s $150 million investment in Orillia is one of the most significant in our city’s history and will result in a near-term economic impact of approximately $400 million for our municipality,” said Steve Clarke, Mayor of Orillia. “Having Hydro One’s new primary Ontario grid control centre located in Orillia puts Orillia on the map as a technology hub amongst small urban centres and a great place to do business. We are excited to welcome Hydro One and its employees to the Orillia community.”
It is expected construction will begin later this year. Once the new centre is completed, the existing facility in Barrie will operate as a back up.