Newell Energy from Waste Feasibility Study

The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of an Energy-From-Waste (EFW) Waste Management Processing Facility in the Newell Region that would serve the County of Newell, City of Brooks, Town of Bassano and the Villages of Duchess and Rosemary.  

Please read the news release here: Energy from Waste Feasibility Study News Release

The study was led by the Palliser Economic Partnership Ltd. and Newell Region Economic Development.

An EFW Waste Management Processing Facility would serve to attract external investment, along with associated industries, and create jobs in the region.  Such a facility would also provide generated heat / energy and marketable by-products to generate revenues.

In the eventuality that the results / recommendations of this feasibility study are affirmative to the development of infrastructure, regional benefits could include:

  • Investment in new infrastructure, either municipally or privately owned;
  • New EFW Waste Processing facility constructed in the region;
  • Waste heat/energy from new processing facility could be used to incent greenhouse, or other mutually beneficial operations on site; and,
  • Investment by CP Rail in rail spur line enhancements / extensions and a rail tie storage yard.

Click here for a PDF version of the study.

For more information, please contact Jessica Surgenor, Economic Development Officer, at 403-362-3333 or