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comm-nat-2016 FortisAlberta announces winners of 2016 Community Naturalization Grants

May 19, 2016 - As part of FortisAlberta’s commitment to the environment we once again offered our Community Naturalization Grant program in 2016. In its fifth year, the program offers communities in FortisAlberta’s service territory the opportunity to win one of twelve $3,000 grants. The grants offer FortisAlberta the opportunity to support our municipal customers with developing and improving environmentally- [...]

mock accident FortisAlberta brings P.A.R.T.Y. Program to high school students

May 17, 2016 - Working with community partners in the Town of High River, FortisAlberta brought the Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) Program to grade nine students from Highwood High School and Notre Dame Collegiate. The goal [...]

Osprey Exshaw two eggs Watch the Ospreys in two locations this year

May 17, 2016 - FortisAlberta's Exshaw Osprey web cam is up and running and our beloved Osprey couple have returned to the platform and are keeping their three eggs warm. We installed a second camera near our Employee Development Centre in Red Deer Count [...]

olds-open-house Community celebrates FortisAlberta at Olds open house

May 16, 2016 - On May 5, we welcomed members of the Olds community to celebrate the grand opening of our new local office. Representatives from the Town of Olds, Mountain View County and surrounding communities joined FortisAlberta employees, retirees, pa [...]

Sue & Button name Our employees' generosity presses the right “Button” for Alberta Guide Dogs

Apr 21, 2016 - For the past six years, our Contact Centre has donated proceeds from Jeans Weeks to adopt dogs through the BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. The organization trains guide dogs for two years, and then provides them at no charge to blind/visually-im [...]

SARS 7 Search and Rescue Alberta gets donation of retired radios and equipment

Apr 8, 2016 - When our IT Architecture Operational Manager, Rod Doornbosch learned the Company was retiring radios and equipment from several fleet vehicles he saw an opportunity to donate the equipment to Search and Rescue (SAR) Alberta. "One of my br [...]

manup Our $15,000 donation helps employees beat prostate cancer

Apr 6, 2016 - ​Prostate cancer affects 1 in 7 men in Alberta, including FortisAlberta employees, but it’s one of the most treatable cancers when detected early. That’s why we asked employees to support our second annual Man Up Month campaign in February [...]

eechallenge2016 Earth Hour Challenge results are in!

Mar 31, 2016 - Earth Hour took place on Saturday, March 19, from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. and 25 communities within our service territory participated. This year, grants were increased to a total of $15,000 to be allocated to the top three communities with reduce [...]

readingrally2016 Employee volunteers bring the joy of reading to students

Mar 1, 2016 - On Feb. 23, FortisAlberta participated in a reading rally at A.E. Bowers Elementary School in Airdrie where our employees read to 60 kindergarten students in the gymnasium. Teachers also entertained us with a reader’s theatre performance an [...]

Streetlight-Repair-Map New Streetlight Repair Map allows customers to request repairs easily

Feb 16, 2016 - We launched a new Streetlight Repair Map to enable you to view streetlights within FortisAlberta’s service area and request repairs within minutes. Power Line Technicians now receive more detailed information about streetlight repair reques [...]

EcoYouth2 Eco Youth Awards presented to Airdrie schools

Jan 28, 2016 - In partnership with The City of Airdrie’s Waste and Recycling team, on Jan. 28, students at Building Futures, Meadowbrook School and Nose Creek Elementary in Airdrie were presented with Eco Youth Awards, sponsored by FortisAlberta. Present [...]

Removing Transformer Oil The last non-compliant transformer is removed in the Whitecourt area

Dec 17, 2015 - On a cold November morning in the Whitecourt area, FortisAlberta achieved an environmental milestone. The last transformer containing greater than 50 parts-per-million (PPM) of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) was removed in order to comply [...]

surge-protector Three ways to protect your appliances during an outage

Nov 26, 2015 - Outages and disturbances to transmission and distribution facilities are expected in the normal course of operations. Customers are encouraged to protect all their electrical facilities and devices from outages and disturbances to transmiss [...]

safety-star-2015 Congratulations to our 2015 Safety Star recipients

Nov 20, 2015 - FortisAlberta awards schools with a Safety Star grant in recognition of their commitment to providing a safe and caring learning environment for their students, teachers and staff. A panel of judges evaluated the applications and awarded 10 [...]

blog-new-website Welcome to the new fortisalberta.com

Oct 15, 2015 - During the past year, we’ve been working to bring you a new website to give you a seamless experience. We surveyed some of our customers and based on these results, we’re delivering you a website with improved navigation and self-service ac [...]

sulphur-mountain History, heights and an endangered species meet on Sulphur Mountain

Oct 14, 2015 - “My dad built this power line up Banff’s Sulphur Mountain in 1957, so it’s ironic that I’m a small part of rebuilding it 58 years later,” says Doug Skippen, Manager Environment. “Times have certainly changed and the environmental hoops that [...]

Banff-Elementary-School Our donation helps students get in touch with nature

Oct 11, 2015 - Banff Elementary School students will participate in Nature Explorers, a monthly outdoor curriculum with field trips and projects,and we're sponsoring this program with a $2,500 donation. This program adds an outdoor, experiential componen [...]

canmore-wrap-2015 Canmore continues to rave about wraps

Sep 25, 2015 - The Town of Canmore applauded our switching cubicle wrap program at the Mayor’s annual Spotlight on the Arts celebration on Sept. 24. FortisAlberta wrapped 10 cubicles this year with five new images (two of each) and 14 wraps (two each of [...]

RMH-group Our Rocky Mountain House office celebrates a safety milestone

Sep 15, 2015 - On Thursday, Sept. 3, employees and family members gathered at the Rocky Mountain House office to celebrate 15 years without a preventable lost-time incident (LTI) and medical-aid injury. “Some people think that getting to zero preventabl [...]

SB__4909 We're reminding farmers about power line safety this fall

Sep 10, 2015 - Fall is a busy time on Alberta’s farm. It’s time to harvest crops, move bins and many other high loads or pieces of equipment. FortisAlberta is asking farmers to remember to work safely around power lines. In 2014, 14 power line contacts in [...]

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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