December 14, 2023

GRANDE PRAIRIE – Aquatera Utilities Inc. is proud to announce an innovative step forward in their ongoing commitment to ensure a more economical energy future for decades to come. This involves the installation of solar panels at their Zone 3 Reservoir and Pump Station, contributing to an innovative and cost-effective energy strategy for the long term.  

In a strategic move towards reducing their power costs, and in minimizing their environmental footprint, Aquatera has invested in state-of-the-art solar panel technology to generate clean and renewable energy. The newly installed solar panels are expected to produce approximately 80 per cent of the power required at the Zone 3 Reservoir and Pump Station, greatly reducing the company’s reliance on traditional power sources, and safeguarding against the cost challenges that can occur in a volatile energy market.

The Aquatera Zone Three Solar Project was completed by Empower Energy, a local company that specializes in solar panel installations. The project began producing power on December 8, 2023.

“Aquatera has long been committed to environmental responsibility; this project aligns with our environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy and demonstrates our commitment to a resilient future,” said Vaughn Bend, Aquatera’s Chief Executive Officer. “This initiative is a testament to our continued endeavour to be a fiscally responsible company over the long-term, and minimize our impact to the environment”.

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Aquatera Utilities is a municipally owned corporation headquartered in the Grande Prairie region and is a leading provider of water, wastewater, and solid waste services throughout Alberta. We play an integral role in growing healthy communities while supporting economic development in our service territories.


Media Contact:
Sarah Martin, Public Relations and Communications Specialist
Aquatera Utilities Inc.
P: 780.830.5012 | C: 867.445.6487

Vaughn Bend, Chief Executive Officer
Aquatera Utilities Inc.
P: 780.538.0423 | C: 403.860.1069