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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 our PLTs are familiar with what to look out for when surveying storm-ridden areas. They could see that the calf was in trouble, and may have not survived if it [...]

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 [...]

Wildfire-blog-image FortisAlberta responds to customers impacted by southern Alberta wildfires

Sep 14, 2017 - The wildfires burning in southern Alberta resulted in mandatory evacuations in parts of our service territory including Cardston County, Waterton and the MD of Pincher Creek. FortisAlberta recently received clearance to re-enter impacted ar [...]

Turks-and-Caicos-group FortisAlberta deploys employees to help in Turks & Caicos restoration efforts

Sep 8, 2017 - FortisAlberta is deploying 19 employees to support sister utility FortisTCI in its extensive efforts to restore the power system in Turks and Caicos, following Hurricane Irma’s devastation. Approximately 60 employees from Canadian Fortis ut [...]

milk river nesting FortisAlberta helps Milk River school enter environmental contest

Aug 30, 2017 - A seemingly small idea from a few students at the Erle Rivers High School in Milk River turned into a much bigger reality when FortisAlberta was able to get involved. Some employees recently helped the students enter the Caring for Our Wate [...]

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 [...]

storm may picture FortisAlberta responds to mass outages caused by high winds across Alberta

May 25, 2017 - In response to a major storm that has occurred in the province today, customers across the FortisAlberta service area have experienced outages caused by high winds and trees falling on lines. In response to this event, FortisAlberta deploye [...]

safety-performance FortisAlberta recognized as top safety performer amongst Fortis group of companies

Apr 12, 2017 - Cam Aplin, Vice President, Operations, attended a semi-annual Fortis Operating Group (FOG) meeting where FortisAlberta was formally recognized as the Top Safety Performer in 2016 amongst the Fortis group of companies. In its first year, th [...]

curlingrmh Our employees help "freeze the house" for families

Feb 9, 2017 - FortisAlberta employees have been longtime supporters of the Central Alberta Ronald McDonald House in Red Deer. From Feb. 3 - 5, six employees stepped up once again for this great cause by participating in the annual Freeze the House Charit [...]

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 [...]

busaccident2016 FortisAlberta employee rescues school bus passengers near Stony Plain

Dec 9, 2016 - At approximately 6:45 a.m., Friday, Dec. 9, a FortisAlberta employee happened upon an accident scene near Stony Plain involving a school bus and a power pole. The pole was broken at the base and rested on the school bus. Understanding the s [...]

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 [...]

stars-2016-image FortisAlberta renews its partnership with STARS

Nov 25, 2016 - FortisAlberta announced the renewal of its partnership with STARS with a donation of $400,000 over the next five years, bringing our total contribution to more than 1.7 million dollars. This will also mark a twenty year partnership, making [...]

playground-hc Holy Spirit School celebrates new playground

Nov 16, 2016 - On Nov. 9, Ken Rakai, our Area Foreman in Cochrane was invited to Holy Spirit School to celebrate the grand opening of their new playground! Holy Spirit School was one of the lucky recipients of FortisAlberta’s $2,500 Safety Star grants an [...]

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 [...]

Childs Fest Set Up II presentation FortisAlberta employees earn 2016 Volunteer Friendly Business Award

Sep 7, 2016 - As part of their National Volunteer Week celebration, the St. Albert Community Information and Volunteer Centre presented FortisAlberta with a Volunteer Friendly Business Award. The Award recognizes St. Albert businesses for their contribut [...]

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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