Foothills County – Millennium Model E

This project was funded through the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities

Foothills County

2024Completion Year

$178,500Project Cost

$50,000MCCAC Funding

4.68tonnes CO2e/yearGHG Reductions

Greenhouse gas emissions reductions for this project are calculated based on Alberta’s Carbon Offset Emission Factors Handbook Version 3.1


As part of the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities program Foothills County purchased new fully electric Olympia Model E ice resurfacer. The County received a $50,000 rebate for the project to help cover the $178,500.00 purchase price.

This project was funded by the Government of Alberta.


The new electric ice resurfacer will replace an outdated 2013 propane fueled Zamboni. The Olympia will be used within the Scott Seaman Sports Rink.


The purchase of the new electric ice resurfacer not only contributes to environmental sustainability but also offers economic benefits by reducing maintenance costs. The County can expect:

  • Lower operating costs as electric ice resurfacers are substantially more efficient compared to propane powered units.
  • Lower maintenance costs as electric ice resurfacers have fewer moving parts.
  • Reduced GHG emission as electric ice resurfacers do not produce any GHG emissions during operation.
  • Improved indoor air quality as no exhaust will be produced during operation.

“Foothills County is excited to utilize this new technology at our sports arena,” said Reeve Delilah Miller. “With zero exhaust and the lower costs, it will be a vast improvement for all who visit this facility.” 

Reeve Delilah Miller