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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 Electrification Associations (REA) to align with the corporate boundaries of municipalities that recently concluded an annexation. In the decision, the AUC stated one of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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