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hotline Did you know? We perform hot-line work to avoid disruption of your electricity service

Jun 21, 2016 - Repairs and upgrades are an important part of delivering safe, reliable service. When possible, we perform hot-line work, which means we perform the work without disruption of power service to you. Hot-line work involves using rubber blankets and hoses to insulate the cross arms and wires, so that our Power Line Technicians can safely perform the necessary repairs or upgrades without having to shu [...]

Osprey Exshaw two eggs Watch the Ospreys in two locations this year

May 17, 2016 - FortisAlberta's Exshaw Osprey web cam is up and running and our beloved Osprey couple have returned to the platform and are keeping their three eggs warm. We installed a second camera near our Employee Development Centre in Red Deer Count [...]

olds-open-house Community celebrates FortisAlberta at Olds open house

May 16, 2016 - On May 5, we welcomed members of the Olds community to celebrate the grand opening of our new local office. Representatives from the Town of Olds, Mountain View County and surrounding communities joined FortisAlberta employees, retirees, pa [...]

Streetlight-Repair-Map New Streetlight Repair Map allows customers to request repairs easily

Feb 16, 2016 - We launched a new Streetlight Repair Map to enable you to view streetlights within FortisAlberta’s service area and request repairs within minutes. Power Line Technicians now receive more detailed information about streetlight repair reques [...]

Removing Transformer Oil The last non-compliant transformer is removed in the Whitecourt area

Dec 17, 2015 - On a cold November morning in the Whitecourt area, FortisAlberta achieved an environmental milestone. The last transformer containing greater than 50 parts-per-million (PPM) of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) was removed in order to comply [...]

blog-new-website Welcome to the new fortisalberta.com

Oct 15, 2015 - During the past year, we’ve been working to bring you a new website to give you a seamless experience. We surveyed some of our customers and based on these results, we’re delivering you a website with improved navigation and self-service ac [...]

sulphur-mountain History, heights and an endangered species meet on Sulphur Mountain

Oct 14, 2015 - “My dad built this power line up Banff’s Sulphur Mountain in 1957, so it’s ironic that I’m a small part of rebuilding it 58 years later,” says Doug Skippen, Manager Environment. “Times have certainly changed and the environmental hoops that [...]

canmore-wrap-2015 Canmore continues to rave about wraps

Sep 25, 2015 - The Town of Canmore applauded our switching cubicle wrap program at the Mayor’s annual Spotlight on the Arts celebration on Sept. 24. FortisAlberta wrapped 10 cubicles this year with five new images (two of each) and 14 wraps (two each of [...]

sagegrouselines We’re doing our part to keep Sage-grouse alive

Jul 24, 2015 - As a Company, we continually seek to improve our environmental performance and manage environmental risk. We recognize that construction, operation and maintenance of distribution power lines and rights-of-way may adversely affect the envir [...]

mobile-app-2015 We launched a mobile app to allow our customers to report and view real-time outage information

Jul 9, 2015 - We’re excited to share the release of the FortisAlberta mobile app, along with improvements made to our outage map. Through the App, our customers are able to report outages, view current and planned outages and get the details they need ri [...]

top-employer-2015 FortisAlberta Receives Top Employer Award

Feb 5, 2015 - ​FortisAlberta is pleased to be named as one of Alberta’s Top Employers. The award recognizes employers who create exceptional places to work by offering the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. [...]

Telephone-scam Warning to customers about telephone scam

Jan 12, 2015 - 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 [...]

incandescent-light Lights out for traditional incandescent bulbs

Dec 19, 2014 - Did you know that incandescent bulbs (40, 60 75 & 100 watts) will no longer be produced or imported into Canada as of Jan. 1, 2015? If you don’t, you are not alone - only 4 in 10 people are aware of the incandescent bulb phase-out. It start [...]

galloping-lines-2014 Galloping conductors cause trouble in Southern Alberta

Dec 16, 2014 - They ride into town now and then, but only every couple of years do they come to cause a ruckus. On Monday, Dec. 15, a phenomenon known as “galloping conductors” began in southeastern Alberta, and weather conditions persisted into the foll [...]

2014-ecard FortisAlberta makes donation to the Children’s Wish Foundation of Alberta

Dec 15, 2014 - The Children's Wish Foundation of Alberta is a charity that helps children and families by granting a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness with a favourite wish. With every wish that the Foundation grants, they create moments of [...]

institution-award-Nov-2014 FortisAlberta receives the Awards of Excellence-Education/Training Institution Award

Nov 14, 2014 - On Oct. 24, 2014, FortisAlberta received, for the first-time, the Awards of Excellence-Education/Training Institution Award, from Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) for our Employee Development Centre (EDC) located in Red Deer. [...]

fallen-soldiers-oct-2014 FortisAlberta assists with sunrise ceremony honoring Canada’s fallen soldiers

Oct 31, 2014 - FortisAlberta has proven time and again that whatever the weather, we’ll be there to serve our customers. So what makes what happened on a cold, crisp, but otherwise calm fall morning on Oct. 29 another prime example of this commitment? [...]

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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