EPCOR Utilities

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EPCOR Utilities Inc.
Municipally-owned Utility by The City of Edmonton
Industry Electric, Water, Wastewater Utilities, Traffic Engineering, ITS
Founded 1891
Headquarters Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Area served
United States
Key people
Stuart Lee - President & CEO[1]
Number of employees
2200[2] (2016)
Divisions Public utility
Website www.epcor.com

EPCOR Utilities Inc., formerly known as Aqualta and Eltec, is a utility company based in Edmonton, Alberta, which manages numerous municipal water and wastewater treatment facilities throughout Alberta and British Columbia. In addition, EPCOR Utilities distributes electricity and installs, maintains and provides engineering support for traffic signals and street lights within the City of Edmonton, as well as other cities in Alberta. EPCOR also services communities in Arizona and New Mexico.[3]


Created in 1996, the company history dates back to Edmonton Electric Lighting and Power Company formed in 1891. The name EPCOR was introduced in 2001. The City of Edmonton is EPCOR's sole shareholder. EPCOR's name is derived from Edmonton Power Corporation as authorized under City of Edmonton Bylaw 11071.[4]

EPCOR previously owned five power generating facilities within the province of Alberta. The decision was made on April 17, 2009 to divest of power producing assets through the creation of a publicly traded company; Capital Power Corporation. EPCOR Power LP, a limited partnership with EPCOR Utilities Inc., was transferred to Capital Power Corporation and renamed Capital Power Income L.P..

In October 2008, EPCOR was named one of "Canada's Top 100 Employers" by Mediacorp Canada Inc., and was featured in Maclean's newsmagazine. Later that month, EPCOR was named one of Alberta's Top Employers, which was announced by the Calgary Herald[5] and the Edmonton Journal.[6][7] EPCOR was also named one of Canada's Top 10 Earth Friendly Employers in 2008.

In 2011, EPCOR acquired Chaparral City Water Company from American States Water and the Arizona and New Mexico operations of American Water.[8][9]

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