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.

Give Yourself Peace of Mind with a GenerLink

Did you know that a GenerLink can be used in all four seasons during a power outage, and ensure that you never have to worry about a storm rolling in? 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. 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. For more information,

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 Savings Can be a HOOT!

Energy Savings can be a HOOT when they are this simple! ​These simple tips can help you save energy this spring and summer. Bring in sunlight. During daylight hours, switch off artificial lights and use windows and skylights to brighten your home. Set the thermostat. On warm days, setting a programmable thermostat to a lower setting when you are not at home can help reduce your energy costs by approximately 10 percent. Seal ducts. Air loss through ducts can lead to high electricity costs, accounting for nearly 30 percent of a cooling system’s energy consumption. Sealing and insulating ducts can go a long way toward lowering your electricity bill.

Click before you DIG!

Are you planning on planting trees 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.

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

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

Access to Transformer Pole

In order to perform maintenance or emergency service work, our linemen require access to the transformer pole. 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 placing these items on poles.

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.

Happy Victoria Day!

The Wild Rose REA office will be closed today, Monday May 18, 2020 for Victoria Day. The office will reopen Tuesday May 19, 2020 at 8:00 AM. Happy Victoria Day!

Victoria Day Office Hours

The Wild Rose REA office will be closed on Monday May 18, 2020 for Victoria Day. The office will reopen Tuesday May 19, 2020 at 8:00 AM. Wishing everyone a safe weekend, and a Happy Victoria Day!

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.

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.

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.

Give Yourself Peace of Mind with a GenerLink

Did you know that a GenerLink can be used in all four seasons during a power outage, and ensure that you never have to worry about a storm rolling in? 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. 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. For more information,

Power Outage RESTORED: North of Flatbush

*****Please note that power has been restored at the below noted locations.***** We are currently experiencing a power outage that is affecting Members North of Flatbush within the LSD's of: 67-01. Crews have been dispatched. We appreciate your patience and understanding while power is being restored.

Power Outage North of Flatbush

We are currently experiencing a power outage that is affecting Members North of Flatbush within the LSD's of: 67-01. Crews have been dispatched. We appreciate your patience and understanding while power is being restored.

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

Energy Saving Tips

The following cost free tips can help you save energy each and every day! Turn off Unnecessary Lights. When you leave the room, ensure you turn off the light behind you. Use Natural Light. The sun can light up your home during the day for free, however if it is very hot and sunny, you may not want to leave your curtains during the day as it will increase your cooling costs. Use Task Lighting. Using one small task light while you are reading in a room, is more efficient than having several lights on in one room for the same task. Turn off the water in between brushing your teeth, and washing your hands. The less hot water you run, the less energy you are wasting just to have the water go stra

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