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 chargin
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 RE
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
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.
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 wh
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 he
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!
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.
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