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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 every interaction with our customers in more than 200 communities we serve. As the new electric distribution system provider for the community of Fort Macleod, we [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Telephone-scam Warning to customers about telephone scam

Mar 9, 2017 - 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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