Alberta’s Industrial Heartland (AIH) includes over 500 square kilometres of land in Fort Saskatchewan, Lamont County, Sturgeon County, Strathcona County and the Edmonton Energy and Technology Park. This represents the largest area for petrochemical processing in all of Canada and is supported by a joint land-use planning and development initiative to drive investment in these municipal industries.
At Burst, we know that it’s the people behind the infrastructure that ensures our efficiency and our resiliency as a province. It takes hundreds of thousands of people to process and purify these resources – without them, we’d have but unmarketable sludge. So much of our economy is devoted to supporting our oil and gas industries, it’s no surprise that smaller centers and rural communities are such a big part of getting our product to market and maintaining our power grid. In central Alberta, we find a support network for oil and gas that is an unmistakable part of how we get things done in our province. As an energy retailer, we think of ourselves as a contributor to the energy sector by providing reliable, affordable oil and gas to support our industries as well as our communities around Alberta.
Prominent oil and gas industry support communities in central Alberta:
West of Edmonton (Parkland County)
Its proximity to energy generation and extraction sites means that jobs in Spruce Grove natural gas and Spruce Grove electric, as well as adjacent and supporting industries, are abundant. Spruce Grove powers the area, serving its 37 000 residents and blending almost seamlessly with smaller, neighbouring Stony Plain.
Head straight west from Spruce Grove and you’ll be in Stony Plain before you knew you left! The industry has facilitated a considerable economic expansion in the area, with Stony Plain electrical power generation in the region being the most concentrated in the province. Burst Energy is a proud electricity provider in Stony Plain.
Devon & Drayton Valley
Devon, Alberta is a small town west of Edmonton, located in the heart of Alberta. The town is known for its rich reserves of natural gas, and it is home to several companies that are involved in the extraction and processing of this important resource. In addition to natural gas, Devon is also a hub for the production and distribution of electricity in the region. There are several electricity providers in Devon. As a retailer of electricity in Devon is home to several electricity providers, which offer a range of services to homes and businesses in the area. Whether you are looking for reliable power in Devon for your home or business, or you are interested in investing in the energy sector, Devon is a great place to explore. Further west, Drayton Valley power providers like Burst are proud to be operating in this space. Drayton Valley and Devon’s energy prices reflect a dynamic energy market with plenty of opportunities.
North of Edmonton (Sturgeon County)
North and slightly west of the capital city, St. Albert’s power lies in its positioning. The Anthony Henday ring road provides access to the international airport, major road networks (including to seaport), as well as rail and freight. Opportunities for its 65 000 residents are numerous and we’re proud to be among the natural gas and energy providers in St. Albert. In 2023, watch for developments in advanced manufacturing (food processing, plastics) as the city’s economic development plan gains momentum. Both St. Albert’s natural gas and St. Albert’s electric use EPCOR as their wire distribution company.
East of Edmonton (Strathcona County)
Fort Saskatchewan and Sherwood Park
Fort Saskatchewan and Sherwood Park boast robust industrial economies with over $9B of development and construction projects at the time of writing in Sherwood Park alone. East of Edmonton and West of Sherwood Park lies Refinery Row – among the largest industrial refineries in western Canada.
Looking for an electrical company in Sherwood Park? Or maybe you need an electricity provider in Fort Saskatchewan? Either way, Burst has you covered. The price of gas in Sherwood Park and Alberta as a whole is always posted on our website. Click here to see the current posted natural gas and here for current electricity prices for both fixed and variable plans. For questions about Sherwood Park electrical companies and broader topics like electrical permits in Sherwood Park, visit www.strathcona.ca
South of Edmonton (Leduc County)
Follow refinery row to access the Anthony Henday in a flash and you’ll find the French bilingual town and bedroom community of Beaumont, just south of Edmonton. Now technically a city, residents continue to reference the ‘town’ of Beaumont with pride. Burst is pleased to operate in Beaumont as a gas company and a power company for many of its over 20,000 residents who work to support the industry. The industrial business park just five minutes up the road in Nisku is the largest of its kind in Western Canada and provides service support to the city of Edmonton. As an electricity provider in Beaumont and Nisku, we understand the demands on the power grid to keep Alberta’s industries producing.
In Leduc, the power and natural gas industries are the reason for many of its 1400+ businesses. With excellent logistical access to the international airport, the CANAMEX Trade Corridor and two Canadian Pacific Railway lines, Leduc supports Alberta’s larger petrochemical economy. Burst Energy operates as both an energy and electricity provider in Leduc which serves its many companies, farms, and homes.
A strong manufacturing center, Camrose expects further growth and investment in the coming years as manufacturing innovations unfold. When you need natural gas or power in Camrose, Burst is on the case.
If you don’t see your community on this page, do not worry! Contact us and we will be happy to help you with all your energy needs and recommend the best electricity and natural gas plans to meet your needs!
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