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Energy Hog - blog Watch to see how much air conditioning may be costing you

Jul 25, 2017 - As part of FortisAlberta’s Save Energy program, the Energy Hog video series focuses on educating customers about the appliances and electronics that consume the most energy while providing energy savings tips to help you make energy efficient choices. One common energy hog that we turn to during the dog days of summer is air conditioning. Some of us have central air conditioning that cools down t [...]

1.1 million reasons FortisAlberta tests poles to ensure reliability

Jun 12, 2017 - FortisAlberta is currently conducting pole testing throughout its service territory to ensure reliability for its customers. Maintaining electrical distribution poles and wires in a safe and reliable manner is one of the most important act [...]

Hawk Nest FortisAlberta’s windstorm restoration efforts extend to our feathered friends

Jun 9, 2017 - Thousands of FortisAlberta customers had it bad as a spring windstorm took out power for as long as two days, but there were yet some who had it even worse. On May 24, gale-force winds tore through Red Deer County and left carnage in its pa [...]

pole testing FortisAlberta tests poles to ensure reliability

Jun 7, 2017 - FortisAlberta, an electricity distribution company dedicated to delivering safe and reliable electricity to the homes, farms and businesses of more than half a million customers, is currently conducting pole testing throughout its service t [...]

Energy Hog - blog Watch to find out what type of light bulb is the most efficient

May 25, 2017 - The phasing out of incandescent light bulbs across our country suggests that compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) and light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs are the more efficient alternatives, but how much more efficient are they? Which is the biggest [...]

storm may picture FortisAlberta responds to mass outages caused by high winds across Alberta

May 24, 2017 - In response to a major storm that has occurred in the province today, customers across the FortisAlberta service area have experienced outages caused by high winds and trees falling on lines. In response to this event, FortisAlberta deploye [...]

safety-performance FortisAlberta recognized as top safety performer amongst Fortis group of companies

Apr 12, 2017 - Cam Aplin, Vice President, Operations, attended a semi-annual Fortis Operating Group (FOG) meeting where FortisAlberta was formally recognized as the Top Safety Performer in 2016 amongst the Fortis group of companies. In its first year, th [...]

Telephone-scam Warning to customers about telephone scam

Mar 9, 2017 - There have been reports from some customers who have received fraudulent phone calls from individuals claiming to be calling from Canadian Collective Services. These individuals advise that their call is in regards to a bad debt account tha [...]

curlingrmh Our employees help "freeze the house" for families

Feb 9, 2017 - FortisAlberta employees have been longtime supporters of the Central Alberta Ronald McDonald House in Red Deer. From Feb. 3 - 5, six employees stepped up once again for this great cause by participating in the annual Freeze the House Charit [...]

blog-new-website Welcome to our Crowsnest Pass customers

Dec 21, 2016 - FortisAlberta would like to welcome Crowsnest Pass as we begin the operation of the electric system that brings electricity to all of the homes and businesses in your community. You may have already seen us around your community as we prep [...]

busaccident2016 FortisAlberta employee rescues school bus passengers near Stony Plain

Dec 9, 2016 - At approximately 6:45 a.m., Friday, Dec. 9, a FortisAlberta employee happened upon an accident scene near Stony Plain involving a school bus and a power pole. The pole was broken at the base and rested on the school bus. Understanding the s [...]

Energy Hog - blog What’s your Energy Hog?

Nov 29, 2016 - We want to help you save energy at home! Watch our Energy Hog video below and send us a photo or a video of an appliance or electronic in your home that uses a lot of energy and you will be entered into a draw for a chance to win energy eff [...]

Hoar frost 2016 Frosty morning causes outages in central Alberta

Nov 25, 2016 - Yesterday FortisAlberta experienced outages in the Central/Eastern part of our service territory as a result of heavy frost and galloping lines. Approximately 1,850 customers were without power in pockets off Hwy 13, east of Camrose and lar [...]

stars-2016-image FortisAlberta renews its partnership with STARS

Nov 25, 2016 - FortisAlberta announced the renewal of its partnership with STARS with a donation of $400,000 over the next five years, bringing our total contribution to more than 1.7 million dollars. This will also mark a twenty year partnership, making [...]

playground-hc Holy Spirit School celebrates new playground

Nov 16, 2016 - On Nov. 9, Ken Rakai, our Area Foreman in Cochrane was invited to Holy Spirit School to celebrate the grand opening of their new playground! Holy Spirit School was one of the lucky recipients of FortisAlberta’s $2,500 Safety Star grants an [...]

Energy Hog October is Energy Awareness Month – enter our ‘Energy Hog’ contest!

Sep 30, 2016 - October is National Energy Awareness month and we want to help you save energy. Tell us what you’ll be doing this month to conserve energy, and help the environment, and you’ll be entered in weekly draws for a chance to win energy efficienc [...]

hawk-rescue-sept PLTs’ compassion and creativity help save young hawk

Sep 8, 2016 - Earlier this summer, two of our Power Line Technicians, Jon and Zach, were responding to a power outage in Taber when they discovered the cause: Ferruginous hawks had built a nest within a transformer bank and must have contacted energized [...]

Childs Fest Set Up II presentation FortisAlberta employees earn 2016 Volunteer Friendly Business Award

Sep 7, 2016 - As part of their National Volunteer Week celebration, the St. Albert Community Information and Volunteer Centre presented FortisAlberta with a Volunteer Friendly Business Award. The Award recognizes St. Albert businesses for their contribut [...]

Aug 23 storm FortisAlberta responds to several outages following severe wind storm

Aug 23, 2016 - On the evening of Aug. 22, storms with high winds and, in some cases, heavy rain tore through several of the communities we serve. Trees on lines and wires down impacted nearly 2,000 customers. The hardest hit areas included Olds, Sundre, R [...]

Okotoks system reliability System reliability improvement project in Okotoks and area wraps up

Aug 22, 2016 - The High River crew has been busy over the past two years improving the system in the Okotoks, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, Priddis, Red Deer Lake and Millarville areas. In 2014, it was identified as an area that required more than the no [...]

Think Before You Dig

Think Before You Dig

Whether you’re gardening, planting a tree or putting up a fence, you can avoid a serious electrical incident by submitting a locate request.

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