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North windstorm inside photo 2 North wind storm knocks out power to thousands

Jun 20, 2018 - ​On Monday, June 11, 2018, a powerful wind with gusts up to 100 kilometres per hour started up in the northern part of our service territory, which then continued throughout the following day. By Monday afternoon we had more than 3,000 customers without power due to wind knocking trees on our lines and as crews worked to make repairs, the wind continued to wreak havoc and more customers lost powe [...]

waterton1 after FortisAlberta conspicuous by our lack of footprint in Waterton

Jun 18, 2018 - In September 2017, the Kenow wildfire decimated the land around Waterton, Alberta including 19,000 hectares of the park and 11 kilometres of FortisAlberta’s main line feeding the area. When FortisAlberta began the rebuild, we were not only [...]

energy superstar roll up Congratulations to our Energy Superstars!

Jun 15, 2018 - Every year through the FortisAlberta ZAP program, we teach grade five students about electrical safety and earlier this year we introduced energy efficiency into the program, which has been a great success. Additionally, we provide the op [...]

bruderheim2 FortisAlberta responds to destruction caused by wildfires

Jun 4, 2018 - Starting on May 12, two large wildfires in Strathcona County and one in Lamont County near Bruderheim began raging across the area, burning approximately 300 hectares of land. More than 40 poles were downed and 80 primarily oilfield custome [...]

1270_135038450_custom Employee riding across Canada for STARS

May 23, 2018 - FortisAlberta believes in supporting STARS Air Ambulance. Its work saves Albertans’ lives, including those of a few of our colleagues. One of these people is Jeremy, who was out mountain biking in 2015 with his friend Guy, and another of o [...]

Provost generators Creative solutions for a complex outage in Provost

May 1, 2018 - Following Mother Nature’s destructive path, where AltaLink transmission structures located in a wetland were damaged due to spring melt and heavy winds, FortisAlberta found creative ways to get the power back on for nearly 1,000 customers i [...]

DSO Agreement FortisAlberta negotiates new operating agreement through AFREA

Apr 27, 2018 - FortisAlberta negotiated - over an 18-month term - Electric Distribution System Operator Contract (EDSO) through the Alberta Federation of Rural Electrification Associations. This agreement represents eight traditional rural electrificati [...]

1.1 million reasons FortisAlberta tests poles to ensure reliability

Apr 27, 2018 - 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 [...]

Dan-Kitt-award FortisAlberta PLT recognized as top apprentice in Alberta

Apr 27, 2018 - On April 13 in Edmonton, the Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) Board presented Daniel Kitt, Power Line Technician, Lac la Biche with the 2017 Top Apprentice Award for the power line trade. The Top Apprentice Awards honour the appr [...]

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 $50,0 [...]

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. [...]

projects-solar FortisAlberta connects large solar farm near Brooks

Feb 2, 2018 - Alberta’s biggest single solar generation site was connected Nov. 28 just outside of Brooks. FortisAlberta played a valuable role in connecting the distributed generation project, which had been stalled for years without a Power Purchase [...]

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 [...]

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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