Kitchen: Energy Saving Tips

Keep the following tips in mind, to possibly reduce your overall kitchen consumption. Be efficient with refrigeration: Keep your fridge and freezer at their ideal temperature. For your fridge this is between 2°C and 3°C and your freezer should be at -18°C. Unplug your second fridge: Unplug that second fridge or freezer that only has a couple of items in it, and find room in your current one to cut your consumption in half. Use the microwave: A microwave takes 15 minutes to do the same job as 1 hour in an oven. Use a microwave instead of your oven, to reheat leftovers or to speed up your overall cook time by defrosting meat and or vegetables.

Laundry: Energy Saving Tips

Keep the following tips in mind the next time you have a load of laundry to wash. Wash full loads: Your washing machine will use the same amount of water regardless if you fill the machine with clothes or not. Take advantage of the fact that the machine is already running, and ensure you only run it when it is full to also reduce extra future loads of laundry. Wash laundry in cold water: By switching from hot to cold water your washing machine will not use as much power to heat the water to wash your clothes, thus reducing your overall consumption. Toss a towel in the dryer: A dry towel added to your dryer load can significantly reduce drying times, by absorbing moisture in other articles of

Tips for a WARM January

January is typically one of the coldest months of the year. Keep your home COZY and WARM, by following the below tips! Install weatherstripping around windows and doors to stop cold winter drafts. Use extra blankets in the living room, throw on a sweater or a pair of socks before turning the heat up if you feel cold in the morning. Open the curtains and let in natural warmth with the sun! Install a smart thermostat and program a heat schedule that works for your household.

PPO January 22, 2019

On Tuesday January 22, 2019 there will be a planned power outage (PPO). This PPO will affect Members in the Dapp area between 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM within the following LSD's: 02, 03, 04, 09, 10, 11, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24 & 27 of 62-27 & 26, 34 of 61-27, and 01, 02, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 24, 25 of 62-01.

Space Heater Consumption Calculator

Winter is here in full effect, and you may be thinking about plugging in space heaters in your home or outbuildings. Have you ever wondered how much power your space heater really uses? By using this simple formula, you can calculate the approximate consumption of your space heater. Watts / 1000 x Hours x Days in Month= kWh 1500 / 1000 x 24 x 31 = 1116 kWh If you have a space heater plugged in for 24 hours a day, for 31 days in a row, it would cause an overall increase in your consumption by 1,116 kwh.

Set IT and Forget IT!

Sign up for pre-authorized withdrawal account payments today and never worry about making another late payment again. By filling out the below form, you can easily set your account up to have your payments automatically withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.

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

Are you currently pursuing Post Secondary Education?

Are you currently pursuing post secondary education, or will be enrolling within this upcoming year? If you are.then the Wild Rose REA Ltd. Scholarship might be for you! This scholarship was established in 2013 by Wild Rose REA Ltd. It was created to recognize the academic accomplishments of children of Wild Rose REA Ltd. members and to assist and encourage further education for the betterment of the community. Scholarships of $500.00 are granted annually. Applications are available online and from our office. For more information call: 780-349-3655.

Your Safety Matters- Stay 7 Meters Safe

Did you know you and your equipment MUST stay a minimum of 7 METERS away from overhead power lines when parked or operating equipment. The operator of overhead power lines or communication lines shall ensure that the lines are installed and maintained to permit the safe movement under the lines of equipment, buildings or objects not exceeding the following height: 3.6 m (11.8 feet) for areas normally accessible to pedestrians only 4.1 m (13.5 feet) for driveways to residences or residential garages 4.2 m (13.7 feet) for areas where agricultural equipment is normally used 4.3 m (14.1 feet) for right-of-way of underground pipelines 4.8 m (15.7 feet) for lanes, alleys or entrances to commercial

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.

Energy Saving Tips- Efficient Cooking

Match your pot size to the burner size: When you’re cooking on the stove top, match the size of the pot or pan you’re using to the size of the burner on your stove. If you cook a small pot on the large burner, you’re wasting 30-40% of the electricity needed. Your best bet is just to match the burner size to your pot size. Use your oven effectively: Taking advantage of the oven light is a tremendous energy saver, as opposed to opening the oven door to check on your food, where you will see heat loss each time, and as a result your oven will work harder to maintain the appropriate heat required.

GenerLink- No Power, No Problem!

Did you know that a GenerLink can be used in all four seasons during a power outage? 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 disconnects from the utility grid, eliminating dangerous back feed.It

Happy New Year!

Wishing a Happy and Healthy New Year to all of our Members! Our office will be closed on Tuesday January 1, 2019 and will re-open at 8:00 AM on Wednesday January 2, 2019.