September 2, 2020
Orillia Power Distribution Corporation (OPDC) is responsible for the distribution of electricity in the City of Orillia, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hydro One Inc.
Hydro One’s acquisition of the OPDC
Hydro One’s acquisition of OPDC closed on September 1, 2020. System information is currently being transitioned to Hydro One.
Here’s what to expect during the transition period:
- Your power and bill will come from OPDC
- Starting with your September electricity use, there will be a 1% rate reduction to the base distribution portion of your bill
The base distribution portion of your bill will be frozen at this reduced rate for five years.
To learn more, please visit: HydroOne.com/Orillia
I have a question about my current electricity service. Who should I call?
For more information about your service and billing at this time, please contact OPDC at: 705-326-7315 or email@example.com.
What changes will I see on September 1?
Starting with your September electricity use, there will be a 1% rate reduction to the base distribution portion of your bill. The base distribution portion of your bill will be frozen at this reduced rate for five years.
During the transition period, your power and bill will come from OPDC.
When will I receive my first Hydro One bill?
Orillia Power’s system information is currently being transitioned to Hydro One. The transition is expected to be completed next year, at which time you will begin receiving a Hydro One bill.
When I become a Hydro One customer, will I be given a new account number?
Before the transition period is complete next year, you will be given a Hydro One account number and all of the tools you need to view and pay your bill online, track your usage and find more information about your Hydro One service.
Do you expect delays as a result of COVID-19?
Hydro One does not expect delays to the transition as a result of these unprecedented times, but remains ready to adapt and is committed to sharing important information.
Where can I find more information about the acquisition?
For more information on the acquisition, please visit: HydroOne.com/Orillia.