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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 Ontario, and the American states of Arizona and New Mexico.[3]

EPCOR Utilities Inc.
Municipally owned corporation
IndustryPublic utility
Area served
United States
Key people
Stuart Lee - President & CEO[1]
OwnerCity of Edmonton
Number of employees
2200[2] (2016)


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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  1. ^ "EPCOR :: Leadership Team".
  2. ^ "Top Employer Epcor". Eluta Canada. Mediacorp Canada Inc. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-13. Retrieved 2014-08-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Being a By-law to establish Edmonton Power Corporation" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Calgary Herald, "Alberta's top 40 places to work", October 18, 2008". Archived from the original on 2015-10-15.
  6. ^ "Edmonton Journal, "Alberta's best focus on attracting, keeping staff", October 31, 2008". Archived from the original on 2009-02-05.
  7. ^ "Reasons for Selection, 2009 Canada's Top 100 Employers Competition".
  8. ^ "EPCOR :: Chaparral Water Acquisition Complete". Retrieved 2015-05-23.
  9. ^ "EPCOR :: EPCOR Acquiring AZ, NM Water Businesses". Retrieved 2015-05-23.

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