Government introduces Canada Emergency Response Benefit to help workers and businesses

The Government of Canada is taking strong, immediate and effective action to protect Canadians and the economy from the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic. No Canadian should have to choose between protecting their health, putting food on the table, paying for their medication or caring for a family member. Click the below link to learn more. https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/03/introduces-canada-emergency-response-benefit-to-help-workers-and-businesses.html

GenerLink- Never worry about a storm again!

Never worry about another 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 no rewi

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.

NOTICE: Wild Rose REA Ltd. Office Closure - COVID-19

NOTICE Wild Rose REA Ltd. Office Closure COVID-19 A reminder that the Wild Rose REA Ltd. office remains closed to the public until further notice. Our priority remains the health, safety, and well being of our Members, the general public, and our Staff. Our Administration and Operations Staff are still here to provide services and all services to Members, including but not limited to; billing, payment processing and power restoration will still be delivered as normal at this time other than direct physical contact with Wild Rose REA Ltd. Staff. These services will continue through our 24-Hour Call Center along with Phone Calls, Emails, Faxes and Mail to our Office. We would like to extend

Space Heater Consumption Calculator

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.

NOTICE: WRREA 2020 AGM Postponed: COVID-19

NOTICE Wild Rose REA Ltd. 2020 Annual General Meeting Postponed COVID-19 The Wild Rose REA Ltd. 2020 Annual General Meeting previously scheduled for Wednesday April 22, 2020 has been postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Wild Rose REA Ltd. continues to monitor the outbreak of COVID-19. Our utmost priority is the health, safety, and well beings of our Members, the general public, and our staff. We would like to further remind everyone that our office is still closed to the public until further notice. All services to Members, including but not limited to; billing, payment processing and power restoration will still be delivered as normal at this time other than direct

Line Contact Power Outage: HWY 661

Please note that power is out in the Rochester- Dapp HWY 661 area within the following locations due to a line contact. LSD's: 61-25-4 and 62-25-4 We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as power is being restored.

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.

NOTICE: Wild Rose REA Ltd. Office Closure - COVID-19

NOTICE Wild Rose REA Ltd. Office Closure COVID-19 Effective immediately, the Wild Rose REA Ltd. office is closed to the public until further notice. Our priority is the health, safety, and well being of our Members, the general public, and our Staff. All services to Members, including but not limited to; billing, payment processing and power restoration will still be delivered as normal at this time other than direct physical contact with Wild Rose REA Ltd. Staff. These services will continue through our 24-Hour Call Center along with Phone Calls, Emails, Faxes and Mail to our Office. We would like to extend a big thank you to our Members for their patience and understanding during this ti

Novel Coronavirus – COVID 19.

Novel Coronavirus – COVID 19. In recent weeks, we have seen a heightened level of concern related to the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We recognize that this may be an unsettling time and want to provide an update on the actions WRREA is taking to safeguard the health and well-being of our customers, our employees and their families. For your safety, we have increased the intensity of cleaning and the use of disinfectant. We are asking that all visitors to our office wash their hands on arrival. We’re actively monitoring the situation and will continue to take guidance from Alberta Health services. You can find more information here https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page1

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

Never Miss a Payment Again!

Sign up for pre-authorized withdrawal account payments today and never worry about missing 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.

Save Energy In Your Home Office

Even though you may not use your office all day, certain items in your home office may still be using energy. The following tips can help ensure you reduce your overall office energy consumption. Google Tag Manager End Google Tag Manager StartFragment Turn off your computer, accessories (speakers, etc.) and printer when not in use. Even in sleep mode, they still draw power. Choose a computer with power-management options. Power-down features can significantly reduce electricity use. Turn off your monitor, even if you are only away from it for short periods of time. Screen savers don't reduce energy consumption. EndFragment

Outdoor Lighting: Energy Saving Tips

Having lighting outdoors, not only adds aesthetics to your property at night, but also increases your overall safety. Consider the following tips when it comes to outdoor lighting to reduce your overall consumption. Install motion sensors on your porch and yard lights to ensure that the lights are only in use when they are actually needed Ensure lights are kept clean. Dust and dirt will reduce the brightness of your light. Consider using solar lights in conjunction with LED lights.

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 billing@wildroserea.com

Happy International Women's Day!

March 8, 2020 marks International Women's Day. This years theme is, an equal world is an enabled world. To learn more about International Women's Day and how you can participate, please visit the following link. https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

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.

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