Rural Electrification Associations

In Alberta, Rural Electrification Associations (REAs) provide power for groups in rural communities who are members of a cooperative.

Most REAs started in the 1940s as farmer-owned co-ops. We have a long history with REAs of delivering local service combined with a strong network of province-wide support, and today we still service several of them, including:

  • Armena
  • Drayton Valley
  • Ermineskin
  • Mayerthorpe
  • Montana
  • Niton
  • Peigan Indian
  • Stony Plain
  • West Liberty

Here are some benefits we offer REAs at no additional cost to customers:

  • Outage management, including real-time updates through our mobile app and online reporting
  • FortisAlberta technology, such as our centralized Control Centre in Airdrie where we have the ability to control devices remotely and in many cases restore power in seconds rather than hours
  • Specially trained employees who can perform 'hot-line' work to avoid disruption to our customers' electricity service when it is safe to do so
  • The ability to mobilize more than 350 lineworkers to assist with restoration following a significant storm event
  • Accurate billing with the ability to read meters remotely

If you would like to know more about how FortisAlberta works in partnership with REAs across the province, call us at 310-WIRE (9473).

Download the REA Retailer Service Agreement

Armena REA members

FortisAlberta is committed to providing information to Armena REA members so you can make an informed choice about the future of your electrical service. If you have any questions, please call us at 1-844-514-4050, or email us at