Labour Day Office Hours

Please note that the Wild Rose REA office will be closed on Monday September 3, 2018 for Labour Day. The office will reopen on Tuesday September 4, 2018 at 8:00 AM.

Driving In FOG- Do You Know What to Do?

Its that time of the year again, where the hot days and the cool damp mornings cause fog to appear within our service area. Fog can be very dangerous to drive in. Remember these three important tips when diving in the fog to stay safe! 1.Turn your headlights on. 2. Slow down. 3. Stay focused on the road!

Beat the Summer HEAT

Beat the Summer HEAT in your home by being following the below tips! Heat up the food, not the house. A microwave is much more efficient (and quicker!) at heating things up than an oven, especially if you’re trying to stay cool with air conditioning. Curtains, blinds and shades keep the sun’s hot rays out of your house. Keep them closed on sunny days during the summer season. Also, deciduous trees planted near your house (Particularly on the South and West sides) will add shade and produce a similar effect – that is, to curtains and blinds – with the added bonus that, when the tree sheds its leaves in the fall, the sunlight will return just in time for the colder months.

Have You Ever Wondered How Electricity Gets To You?

Have you ever wondered how electricity gets to you and your home? The below four steps explain how the process works! 1. GENERATION: Electricity starts at a generator which can be powered by wind, water, or the burning of fossil fuels. 2. TRANSMISSION: The generated power travels through cables called transmission lines. These lines are part of the provincial power grid. 3. DISTRIBUTION: The electricity gets converted at a substation to a lower voltage and travels along REA owned distribution lines. 4. CONSUMPTION: The electricity passes through a customers transformer mounted on a pole to convert the voltage so it can be safely used in the home.

Save Money This Summer!

Did you know you can save money this summer on your energy bill by following these simple tips? Turn off your air conditioner before you leave home for an extended period of time. Or at least turn up the thermostat. It’s a straightforward way to use less power. Also, make sure the filter is clean. Dirty filters cause air conditioning units to work harder, using more energy. Keep the refrigerator doors closed whenever possible. Also, avoid placing hot items in the fridge – let them cool to room temperature first. By following the above noted tips, you can help reduce the overall consumption of your air conditioner and refrigerator!

GenerLink- Never Worry About Another Storm Again!

Did you know that a GenerLink can be used in all four seasons during a power outage, and ensure that you never have to worry about a storm rolling in? GenerLink is a product that makes connecting a generator easy and safe while providing homeowners the opportunity to run critical items in their homes during a power outage. It is only meant to run critical items in your home during an outage and not the whole house. With GenerLink, using your portable generator during a power outage is easy and safe! GenerLink eliminates the hassles of running multiple extension cords, or hiring an electrician to install a transfer switch. The device detects when a generator is operating and automatically dis

PPO CANCELLED August 15, 2018

***Please note this PPO has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.*** On Wednesday August 15, 2018 there will be a planned power outage (PPO). This PPO will affect Members west of Barrhead between 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM within the following LSD's: 23,25,26,35,36 of 58-03.

Appliance Consumption Calculator

Have you ever wondered how much power an appliance in your home really uses? By using this simple formula, you can calculate the approximate consumption of any appliance. Watts / 1000 x Hours x Days in Month= kWh Example: 2500 / 1000 x 24 x 31 = 1860 kWh

Updated Contact Information

Please ensure our office has your most recent contact information on file. This includes phone numbers, mailing address and email address. If we do not have accurate information, we will not be able to inform you of important details such as a planned power outage. To update your contact information, please contact our office at 780-349-3655 or email

Are You Part of a Rural Club or Organization?

If you are part of a rural club or organization, you could be eligible for the Wild Rose REA Ltd. 2018-2019 Rural Roots Award. ​This award was established in 2016 by Wild Rose REA Ltd. It was created to support the development of rural clubs, societies, community groups and or programs within our service area and highlight the enhancements these groups make within our community. Awards of $500.00 are granted annually. Applications are available online and from our office. For more information call: 780-349-3655

Happy Heritage Day!

Please note that the Wild Rose REA Ltd. office will be closed today, Monday August 6, 2018 for Heritage Day. The WRREA office will re-open at 8:00 AM on Tuesday August 7, 2018. Fun Fact: In 1974 the Alberta Government declared the first Monday of August an annual holiday to recognize and celebrate the varied cultural heritage of Albertans!

Heritage Day 2018- Office Hours

Please note that the Wild Rose REA Ltd. office will be closed on Monday August 6, 2018 for Heritage Day. The WRREA office will re-open at 8:00 AM on Tuesday August 7, 2018. Have a great long weekend!

Downed Power Line Safety

Do you know what to do if you make contact with a power line, or if you come across a downed power line? The follow emergency tips will help keep you safe. If equipment or vehicle has contacted a power line: Operators: Stay in the equipment or vehicle. If the equipment or vehicle is still running and it's safe to do so, move it out of contact with the power line and at least 10 metres away, then park/shut down. If the equipment or vehicle is immobilized, remain inside and instruct others to stay back at least 10 metres. Workers in other equipment or vehicles or on the ground should stay 10 metres away from the incident site. Call Emergency Services (911) and the REA for assistance (1-877-749