STETTLER, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 4, 2013) - ATCO Electric today celebrated the official opening of its new energy-efficient service centre in Stettler. The 68,000 sq. ft. facility is designed to enhance customer service and reduce energy consumption by approximately 55 per cent compared to commercial buildings of similar size and use.

"Investment in this new and expanded service centre demonstrates ATCO's commitment to Stettler, our customers and the environment," said Bobbi Lambright, President, ATCO Electric Distribution. "The new, energy-efficient facility will allow us to achieve greater levels of operational efficiency and customer service as we continue to grow with a community we've been part of for 85 years."

The new facility centralizes and streamlines ATCO Electric's Stettler operations, with more than 60 employees from three separate locations, including a new complement of surveyors, mechanics and land agents now working together under one roof. The new centre has the capacity to house up to 80 employees.

Added sustainable features include a high-performance heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system and triple-glazed windows. The building's water fixtures are also designed with the environment in mind. They will reduce average water consumption by an estimated 30 per cent. In addition, rainwater will be captured on the roof for re-use in the wash bays.

ATCO Electric provides safe, reliable delivery of electricity to nearly 216,000 customers in 245 communities across Alberta and is part of the ATCO Group of Companies. ATCO Group, with more than 9,400 employees and assets of approximately $14 billion, delivers service excellence and innovative business solutions worldwide with leading companies engaged in Structures & Logistics (manufacturing, logistics and noise abatement), Utilities (pipelines, natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution), Energy (power generation, natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction) and Technologies (business systems solutions).

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