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OPG headquarters coming to Durham

Durham MPP Lindsey Park recently announced the building of the new OPG corporate campus in Clarington. The new campus is expected to bring 2,000 new jobs to Durham Region. (photo courtesy of Lindsey Park)

By Chris Jones/The Oshawa Express

Ontario Power Generation has announced it will be building its new corporate campus in Durham Region.

The new corporate campus will be built by 2024 in Clarington, and will house corporate headquarters, and will bring in 2,000 new jobs to the area.

The new corporate campus will reportedly accommodate staff from 15 existing locations across the Greater Toronto Area and Niagara Region.

“We are very pleased that OPG—one of our longest-standing partners—has decided to build its new corporate headquarters in Durham Region. This investment will help to ensure that our region remains a focal point for clean energy excellence and innovation for decades,” said regional chair John Henry in a press release. “OPG’s existing operations in Durham are partly why we have such a robust reputation for excellence in the electricity generation industry. Plus, the new corporate campus will help make us a strong leader in Canada for energy and engineering.”

According to Henry, OPG produces around half of the province’s electricity every day.

“OPG’s new corporate campus – here in Durham – will have a tremendous positive impact on the level of innovation and excellence in our local energy sector. Durham Region is one of the fastest growing municipalities in North America,” said Simon Gill, the region’s director of economic development and tourism. “We expect specialized engineering, environmental, construction and related professional service industries to grow rapidly here. Plus, our strong relationship with OPG is a major driver for economic growth.”

Durham MPP Lindsey Park also released a statement regarding OPG’s announcement.

“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 Park.