Edmonton Energy and Technology Park
The Edmonton Energy and Technology Park (EETP) – a new eco-industrial area currently under development in northeast Edmonton – offers opportunities for value-added industries and significant economic spin-off activity available to Edmonton and the region from Alberta’s oil sands activity.Highlights:
- EETP is part of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland (AIH)
- Total area is 12,000 acres (4,857 hectares, or 49 square kilometres/20 square miles)
- Four special eco-industrial zones have been approved and can be applied for in accordance with the area structure plan (currently under review).
The intended land uses within the EETP include an integrated cluster of secondary and tertiary industries that will incorporate a range of eco-industrial principles. These industries include:
- energy value-added industries
- logistics, and
- associated research and technology sectors.
Changes to the EETP
The City is currently working through amendments to make the Edmonton Energy and Technology Park more attractive for investment, by preparing the Petrochemical Precinct for natural gas based value-added development. The objectives are to:
- Reduce the time required to approve major projects.
- Plan new infrastructure options and solutions.
- Attract private investment to an eco-industrial hub.
More information is available in the following pieces that were presented at a public information session on March 18, 2014:
The EETP area, currently used largely for agricultural purposes, offers investors:
- a location for major green-field development,
- proximity to natural gas, oil and ethane feedstock as well as petrochemicals,
- access to the heavy oil and petrochemical industries northeast of Edmonton,
- access to Edmonton’s world-class labour pool,
- process water or wastewater options,
- rail, road and power line access,
- access to the high-load corridor to Fort McMurray, and proximity to the critical mass of manufacturing, logistics and construction supply chains.
For more information:
12th Floor, HSBC Bank Place
10250-101 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 3P4
|Title||Executive Director, Economic Sustainability|