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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 [...]

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 [...]

Hoar frost 2016 Frosty morning causes outages in central Alberta

Nov 25, 2016 - Yesterday FortisAlberta experienced outages in the Central/Eastern part of our service territory as a result of heavy frost and galloping lines. Approximately 1,850 customers were without power in pockets off Hwy 13, east of Camrose and lar [...]

lineman sunrise1 Momentary power interruptions on FortisAlberta’s system

Aug 1, 2016 - We understand that momentary interruptions can be disruptive, particularly when electronic equipment must be reset or restarted as a result. What is important to note, is that FortisAlberta’s system is designed to operate this way to preven [...]

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 [...]

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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