Canada Day Office Hours

The Wild Rose REA office will be closed on Monday July 1, 2019 for Canada Day. The office will reopen on Tuesday July 2, 2019 at 8:00 AM. Have a safe and fun Canada Day!

Gardening: Energy Saving Tips

While watering your garden helps bring it to life, some energy and water can be wasted in the process. Although the garden may be producing more regarding harvest, using energy-efficient pumps and taking on smart landscaping design can help save energy. Following responsible watering practices can help reduce water waste in the garden. For instance, it's advisable to water your plants during the coolest part of the day, mainly early in the morning or later in the evening after sunset. You should also consider setting sprinklers to water the desired regions with just the right amount of water. Collect rainwater in tanks and barrels, then use it to water both indoor and outdoor plants. Take so

Energy Saving Tips

The following tips can help reduce your overall consumption around your home.. 1. Turn off the Lights: An easy way to conserve energy and reduce your overall consumption is to turn the lights off when you leave a room. Every little bit of energy consciousness counts! 2. Unplug Electronics: Electronics use power in stand by-by mode even while they are not in use. This is also known as phantom power use. Unplugging that cell phone charger or tablet as soon as it is done charging is a simple way to reduce your consumption. 3. Layer Up: With Alberta Summer air, your home's temperature can fluctuate throughout the day from being too cool in the morning or evenings and just right in the afternoon

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.

Summer is Finally Here!

We have all been patiently waiting for summer, and we are glad it is officially here! With summer, comes the long warm days, and the need for AC in your home. Did you know that if you run your AC during the day as required, but take advantage of the cooler evenings and open your windows you can cut down on your overall consumption.

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

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

Moving Anything?

If the total height of your load on an unpaved road exceeds 4.2 meters, or 5.3 meters on a numbered highway or paved road, it is considered a high load. Please contact Wild Rose REA Ltd. to arrange the escort of the load through a planned route within the REA service area. Wild Rose REA Ltd. requires a minimum of 5 working days notice to schedule a high load. https://www.wildroserea.com/high-loads-

Have You Sold Your Property?

Have you recently sold your property or purchased one in the Wild Rose REA Ltd. service area? Please notify our office at 780-349-3655 or email billing@wildroserea.com with your moving details a minimum of five (5) business days prior to your move to ensure a smooth transition.

Happy Father's Day

Wishing a very Happy Father's Day to all of the amazing Fathers out there! "A Father is someone you look up to, no matter how tall you grow."

Power Outages- June 14, 2019

We are currently experiencing power outages that are affecting Members in numerous areas.  Our crews are responding to these outages and we appreciate your patience and understanding while power is being restored.

Happy Farmer's Day!

June 14, 2019 marks Farmer's Day! In 1951 the Alberta government declared every second Friday in June to be Farmers Day! The event has changed since then, and although no longer a provincial holiday, it still stands as the day where we celebrate those in the agriculture industry.

Hot Tub: Consumption Calculator

Have you ever wondered how much power your hot tub really uses? By using this simple formula, you can calculate the approximate consumption of your hot tub. Watts / 1000 x Hours x Days in Month= kWh 7,500 / 1000 x 4 x 31 = 930 kWh If you have a hot tub running for four hours a day, for 31 days in a row, it would cause an overall increase in your consumption by 930 kWh. If the same hot tub was running non- stop for the entire month, your consumption would increase by 5,580 kWh.

BBQ and Lower Your Consumption

With this warmer weather, there is always the desire to spend more time outside. Take advantage of these warmer temperatures and cook outside on your grill/ BBQ to reduce your home's energy consumption, by not having to cook in your kitchen!

Click before you DIG!

Are you planning on planting trees, putting in a new garden, or a fence this spring? Make sure you know your responsibilities before you dig. Contact Alberta One-Call to request that the buried utilities on your property be located and marked at least two full working days before you plan to dig. www.albertaonecall.com 1-800-242-3447 For information on secondary line locates, please contact our office at 780-349-3655.

Farming: Power line Safety

Wild Rose REA Ltd. is reminding farmers to exercise caution while working in the fields this spring. We have experienced numerous line contacts due to farm equipment getting too close to the line. Take the time to identify the hazards around you. Plan routes in advance. Lower large equipment such as grain augers, air seeders and air sprayers during transport. Use a spotter on the ground to warn you of any dangers when moving equipment. Maintain a safe distance between your equipment and Wild Rose REA Ltd. facilities. If you are ever in doubt when planning your route, please contact the Wild Rose REA Ltd. office.

Are You Prepared for A Minimum of 72 Hours?

During a power outage you can be left without heating, lighting, or running water. You can lessen the impact of a power outage by taking the time to prepare in advance. If an emergency happens in your area, it may take emergency workers some time to reach you. Are you prepared to be without power? You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours. Preparing the following supplies in advance can help lessen the impact of an emergency situation: Water Flashlights Batteries, candles, and matches Non-perishable food Medical supplies Alternative heat source Battery operated radio Generator Visit www.getprepared.gc.ca for more information on how to prepare i

Vegetation Management

If you have any questions or if you see vegetation close to an overhead power line, please help us by calling our office @ 780-349-3655 during regular business hours or, the 24 Hour Emergency Call Center @ 1-877-749-3655 with the land location and details of the problem area along with contact information where you can be reached. With safety in mind, under no circumstances should you try to remove the vegetation yourself.

PPO June 5, 2019 Tawatinaw Area

On Wednesday June 5, 2019 there will be a planned power outage (PPO). This PPO will affect Members in the Tawatinaw area between 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM within the following LSD's: 60-24 & 61-24.

Access to Transformer Pole

In order to perform maintenance or emergency service work, our linemen require access to the transformer pole. If you have a lock on your gate, please allow the REA to put a lock on as well. Our linemen climb utility poles at all hours of the day, often in harsh weather conditions. Having safe and unobstructed access to a transformer pole is necessary for maintenance and emergency service work. Sharp objects like nails, tacks or staples for attaching signs, birdhouses or satellite dishes also pose a danger to our linemen. If a sharp object punctures a lineman’s glove or damages other safety equipment, our lineman’s lives are put in danger. The safety of the Member is also put at risk when pl

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