Hydro One has announced plans to spend more than $12 million on a new home base for serving customers in the east end of Ottawa.
The provincial utility’s “permanent operations centre” will be built close to Navan at 3450 Frank Kenny Rd., according to a press release. It is designed to serve 39,000 customers.
The plan is to have the design and engineering for the project completed before the end of the year, said Marylena Stea, a spokeswoman for Hydro One. She said the utility wants to have the facility built before the end of 2016.
The utility intends to start construction sometime in 2015 but doesn’t yet have a timeline for when it will be tendering the construction work, added spokeswoman Tiziana Baccega Rosa.
Hydro One is also planning to spend $33.4 million on a new transmission station that will increase capacity in the area, according to the news release. It expects it to be in service before the end of the year.