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shovel-in-the-ground Landscaping Safety – Part 1: Primping your property without blocking the box

Mar 31, 2021 - Although Mother Nature continues to throw a wrench in the plans, spring is on its way, and for many Albertans that means its nearing time to maintain and beautify your yards. If your landscaping plans include concealing electrical equipment such as utility boxes, meters, power poles or even power lines, FortisAlberta wants to ensure you do so safely. [...]

bullwheeltensioner FortisAlberta’s innovation helps rein in distribution stringing

Mar 11, 2021 - When it comes to stringing new wires onto poles, distribution utilities like FortisAlberta have traditionally pulled them directly off reels using friction brakes to help control potential galloping. However, friction brakes are not always [...]

truck snow Working in Area Advisory

Feb 11, 2021 - FortisAlberta customers want reliable electricity service. Part of this is building and maintaining our distribution system such that our facilities are easy to access and have integrity. As part of our regular maintenance program, it has b [...]

top employer FortisAlberta selected as Alberta Top 70 Employer

Jan 26, 2021 - We are excited to announce that FortisAlberta has been selected as an Alberta Top 70 Employer for 2021. The Alberta Top Employer award, which is part of the Canada's Top 100 Employers competition, is the largest editorial project of its kin [...]

scam image Warning to customers about telephone scam

Jan 11, 2021 - 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 [...]

roybrewin Watch how we help an irrigation customer power his day

Nov 17, 2020 - As the irrigation season wrapped up, we were fortunate to visit Roy Brewin in Taber to chat with him about the service we provide, his experience with FortisAlberta and learn a little bit more about the significant role irrigation plays in [...]

BELS0001 Latest COVID-19 update

Aug 20, 2020 - FortisAlberta remains committed and proud to support our communities and power the homes, farms and business we serve. As the Government of Alberta has introduced a staged Economic Relaunch, we recognize COVID-19 has undoubtedly brought its [...]

osprey release Another osprey saved by FortisAlberta PLT

Aug 20, 2020 - The life of another osprey was saved, thanks to the tireless efforts by one of FortisAlberta’s Power Line Technicians who responded to a call for assistance from the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre and a caring sharp-eyed motorist. [...]

lightning Spring storm season is here

Apr 28, 2020 - As a part of your community, we continue to deliver the safe and reliable power you need while helping to protect the health and safety of our employees and our customers. While the majority of our employees are teleworking, you may see us [...]

earthday2020 FortisAlberta’s community partners share Earth Day message

Apr 22, 2020 - Today, April 22, 2020 marks Earth Day, an annual event celebrated around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more t [...]

iStock-658045210 Thank you to our customers

Mar 27, 2020 - As we navigate this uncertain time together, our crews continue to work safely to bring you power to your homes, farms and businesses. [...]

Fall 2018 homepage Measures to remove load limiters

Mar 24, 2020 - As your electricity distribution provider, we understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding the Coronavirus. [...]

about-us-page COVID-19 - FortisAlberta's latest update

Mar 19, 2020 - We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are monitoring the situation closely. FortisAlberta is taking the necessary actions and precautions to protect the health of its em [...]

blanket-book How to prepare for this cold snap

Jan 14, 2020 - As cold temperatures continue across Alberta, we'd like to remind our customers how to save energy and prepare in the event of a power outage. As the temperatures drop, the demand for electricity is increasing with the heat turning up and a [...]

powerlines1 Welcome to our newest customers

Nov 1, 2019 - In November, we will begin the transfer of several electrical facilities to FortisAlberta. In 2018, the Alberta Utility Commission (AUC) issued a decision approving FortisAlberta’s application to alter the service areas of Rural Electrific [...]

truck snow September snowstorm expected this weekend

Sep 27, 2019 - Wet, heavy snow combined with a late September, early October weather event where leaves are still on the trees can lead to branches breaking and landing on power lines. Should this happen, we wanted to let you know how we are fully prepare [...]

bison-bones-clean Streetlight project unearths ancient remains

Sep 12, 2019 - Archaeologists take great care in locating and excavating ancient remains and relics to piece together the mysteries of our past. Sometimes they get some unexpected help from some unlikely sources. [...]

distribution-graphic We explain the complex, sophisticated system that brings electricity to you

Aug 20, 2019 - When you flip the kitchen light switch in the morning — whether in Lac La Biche or Waterton — the lights come on. But have you thought about what it takes to have a reliable electricity supply? FortisAlberta, the rural distribution company [...]

img_3269 Technology and a team of hundreds help us respond quickly when the power goes out

Jul 16, 2019 - As fires raged across Waterton National Park two summers ago, burning down major power lines in the process, [...]

FortMacleod Welcome to our Fort Macleod Customers

Oct 1, 2018 - Starting Oct.1, 2018 FortisAlberta will assume responsibility for all operations of the electric distribution system within the Town of Fort Macleod. FortisAlberta aspires to lead the industry in delivering excellent customer service in ev [...]

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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