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

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.

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.

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.

Are You Prepared for a Summer Storm?

Never worry about another summer storm with a GenerLink installed. 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 summer power outage. 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 is a five-inch device that is easily installed behind a customer’s electric meter by WRREA and requires

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

EPO August 22, 2019: Dapp & Jarvie Area

Please note that there is currently an Emergency Power Outage (EPO) affecting Members today in the Dapp and Jarvie areas between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM within the following LSD's: 62-26 & 63-26-W4.

Natural Light From The Sun

During the summer, the total hours of sunlight are the longest that they will be all year. Take advantage of the natural light from the sun in your home in the evenings when the air has cooled off. By taking advantage of natural lighting into the evening hours, you can reduce your overall consumption. Just be sure to close your blinds during the day when the heat of the sun is in full force to prevent your home from heating up too much!

Click before you DIG!

Are you planning on planting trees or building a fence this summer? 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.

Do You Know What To Do In The Event of A Power Outage?

In the event of a power outage, one of the first things you should do, is check your breaker at the transformer pole to ensure it is UP and in the ON position. In the event that you check your breaker and it is DOWN and in the OFF position, all you may have to do in order to restore power is turn the breaker back into the ON position by flipping it UP. If you have checked your breaker and it is in the ON position, but you still have no power, please contact our Emergency Line 1-877-749-3655. Please ensure you have your Name and Legal Land Location available to ensure that we are able to respond to your outage.

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.

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

Are You Prepared for a Summer Storm?

Never worry about another summer storm with a GenerLink installed. 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 summer power outage. 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 is a five-inch device that is easily installed behind a customer’s electric meter by WRREA and requires

Access to Transformer Poles

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

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.

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.

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.

Are You Prepared?

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? Visit https://www.wildroserea.com/are-you-prepared to learn more on how to prepare.

Laundry Energy Saving Tips

The following tips can help you reduce your energy consumption the next time you do laundry! Wash your clothes in cold water using cold-water detergents whenever possible. Wash and dry full loads. If you are washing a small load, use the appropriate water-level setting. Don't over-dry your clothes. If your machine has a moisture sensor, use it. Clean the lint screen in the dryer after every load to improve air circulation and prevent fire hazards. Periodically, use the long nozzle tip on your vacuum cleaner to remove the lint that collects below the lint screen in the lint screen slot of your clothes dryer. Periodically inspect your dryer vent to ensure it is not blocked. This will save ener

Happy Heritage Day!

Please note that the Wild Rose REA Ltd. office will be closed today, Monday August 5, 2019 for Heritage Day. The WRREA office will re-open at 8:00 AM on Tuesday August 6, 2019. 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!

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