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seg-bank FortisAlberta launches Save Energy Grants program

Mar 8, 2018 - The company is launching Save Energy Grants to support municipalities including schools and businesses within its service territory with energy efficiency initiatives. The total program budget for FortisAlberta’s Save Energy Grants is $50,000. “FortisAlberta is excited to launch its Save Energy Grants program to support our communities with their energy efficiency initiatives,” says Rob Litzenber [...]

farm-safety-2018 Before you wing up, measure up

Feb 28, 2018 - Did you know that in 2017, FortisAlberta recorded 7 contacts with air seeders and sprayers with overhead powerlines? There were also 15 contacts made by tractors and 11 with grain augers. This is a ‘growing’ concern given that the height of [...]

IMG_3488 STARS saves FortisAlberta employee

Feb 7, 2018 - He lived to tell the tale, literally. As an Alberta-proud company, with customers and colleagues who work and live in remote locations, FortisAlberta believes in supporting STARS Air Ambulance (STARS). Their work saves Albertans’ lives. [...]

Telephone-scam Warning to customers about scams

Jan 12, 2018 - There have been reports from some customers who have received fraudulent phone calls or texts appearing to be from a FortisAlberta representative. This is a reminder that we do not collect credit card or bank account information over the t [...]

Energy Hog - blog How are you staying warm this winter? See how much space heating could be costing you.

Jan 8, 2018 - 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 efficie [...]

Novinium%20group%20with%20FortisAlberta FortisAlberta receives Environmental Stewardship Award for cable injection program

Nov 22, 2017 - On Nov. 16, FortisAlberta was pleased to be one of the 10 recipients of Novinium’s annual Environmental Stewardship Award. Each year, Novinium selects the utilities based on the amount of cable that is rejuvenated. Curtis Eck, Vice Presid [...]

oct17lines High winds and wildfires cause widespread outages in Alberta

Oct 18, 2017 - Yesterday, windstorms and multiple wildfires caused widespread outages in southern Alberta and pockets of outages throughout the province. At the peak of the outages yesterday, more than 11,000 customers were without power. FortisAlberta c [...]

save-calf How many Power Line Technicians does it take to save a calf?

Oct 5, 2017 - While working to restore power following Monday’s snow and wind storm, one of FortisAlberta’s Power Line Technicians (PLTs) noticed a distressed calf that had fallen into a semi-frozen dugout nearby. Having grown up on the farm, many of [...]

Snow storm Extreme snow and wind cause outages across Alberta

Oct 2, 2017 - FortisAlberta is experiencing outages in the Eastern part of our service area primarily in the southeast, as a result of wet and heavy snow and galloping lines. Severe weather with high winds has resulted in trees on lines and wires down an [...]

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

Oct 2, 2017 - October is National Energy Awareness month and we want to help you save energy. Tell us what you do to conserve energy and help the environment, and you’ll be entered in weekly draws for a chance to win energy efficiency prizes. We will aw [...]

kris-waterton Southern Alberta wildfire update

Sep 27, 2017 - On Sept. 14, 2017, customers were evacuated from their homes in parts of our service area including Cardston County, Waterton Park and the MD of Pincher Creek. Our system sustained significant damage as a result of the fire, but we are plea [...]

Wildfire-blog-image FortisAlberta responds to customers impacted by southern Alberta wildfires

Sep 14, 2017 - The wildfires burning in southern Alberta resulted in mandatory evacuations in parts of our service territory including Cardston County, Waterton and the MD of Pincher Creek. FortisAlberta recently received clearance to re-enter impacted ar [...]

Turks-and-Caicos-group FortisAlberta deploys employees to help in Turks & Caicos restoration efforts

Sep 8, 2017 - FortisAlberta is deploying 19 employees to support sister utility FortisTCI in its extensive efforts to restore the power system in Turks and Caicos, following Hurricane Irma’s devastation. Approximately 60 employees from Canadian Fortis ut [...]

milk river nesting FortisAlberta helps Milk River school enter environmental contest

Aug 30, 2017 - A seemingly small idea from a few students at the Erle Rivers High School in Milk River turned into a much bigger reality when FortisAlberta was able to get involved. Some employees recently helped the students enter the Caring for Our Wate [...]

osprey tangled Cochrane PLTs free tangled osprey during night mission

Aug 24, 2017 - On the evening of Sunday, Aug. 13, Power Line Technicians Ryan and Trent got the call to respond to a customer concern. It was regarding a young osprey in a nesting platform that FortisAlberta had installed by the traffic circle at Hwy 8 an [...]

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 efficie [...]

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 [...]

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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