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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 Charity Bonspiel at the Pidherney Curling Centre in Red Deer. The team competed hard in three tightly contested games. “This is the primary fundraiser for the House [...]

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 [...]

4hcamp 4-H members enjoy the great outdoors

Aug 17, 2016 - FortisAlberta is proud to support 4-H Alberta’s summer camping program. These camps provide members with an opportunity to explore healthy living and the great outdoors. Kids ages nine to 13 are given the opportunity to participate in the c [...]

My Account4 Easily access your electricity consumption and project information online

Aug 3, 2016 - Are you interested in learning more about your electricity use? Do you have multiple projects on the go with us? Register for My Account to access site information, electricity consumption and project information. Once you register, you [...]

lineman sunrise1 Momentary power interruptions on FortisAlberta’s system

Aug 1, 2016 - We understand that momentary interruptions can be disruptive, particularly when electronic equipment must be reset or restarted as a result. What is important to note, is that FortisAlberta’s system is designed to operate this way to preven [...]

construction advisory Construction advisory in Spray Valley Provincial Park

Jul 26, 2016 - To improve the reliability of FortisAlberta’s electricity service in the Canmore area, we will be rebuilding 10 kilometres of power line between Goat Creek Trailhead and the Three Sisters substation along Spray Road (Hwy 742). The work has [...]

app We released a new version of our mobile app with more features

Jun 30, 2016 - ​We released a new version of our mobile app, giving you access to new features and a new look. Now you’ll be able to report and view outages and request streetlight repairs in your community. New features to this release include: a new [...]

scada Shorter outage times through automation technology

Jun 27, 2016 - The FortisAlberta Control Centre (FCC) allows our Power Line Technicians (PLTs) across the province to work collaboratively with centrally located System Operators to enhance the quality of service provided to customers. In addition to co [...]

highriver3 Honouring High River - Amazing People. Amazing Place.

Jun 21, 2016 - ​It was three years ago this week that the community of High River experienced a devastating flood that evacuated its 13,000 residents for several weeks while work was completed to make them safe to return. On Saturday, June 18, FortisAlber [...]

hotline Did you know? We perform hot-line work to avoid disruption of your electricity service

Jun 21, 2016 - Repairs and upgrades are an important part of delivering safe, reliable service. When possible, we perform hot-line work, which means we perform the work without disruption of power service to you. Hot-line work involves using rubber blanke [...]

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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