Canada Day Office Hours

The Wild Rose REA office will be closed on Wednesday July 1, 2020 for Canada Day. In the event of an emergency, please contact our Emergency Line: 1-877-749-3655. Have a safe and fun Canada Day!

PPO Tawatinaw Area: June 30, 2020

On Tuesday June 30, 2020 there will be a planned power outage (PPO). This PPO will affect Members in the Tawatinaw area between 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM within the following LSD's: 2-5, 7-10, 15-18, 20-21, & 28-29 of 61-24-4 27 & 31-34 of 60-24-4

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.

Click before you DIG!

Are you planning on planting trees 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.

PPO June 25, 2020 Flatbush Area

On Thursday June 25, 2020 there will be a planned power outage (PPO). This PPO will affect Members north of Flatbush between 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM within the following LSD's: Section 26 & 32-35 of 67-01-5 and section 4 of 68-01-5.

Cattle Guards

Did you know that cattle or other livestock rubbing against poles or guy wires is a safety risk and can cause unnecessary damage to equipment, and even cause power outages? If you have cattle that are rubbing on a pole or a guy wire, a cattle guard will need to be installed by the landowner to prevent damage and potential outages.

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,

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 reduce your overall consumption!

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."

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.

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

Vegetation Management

Spring is a time where we see rapid tree growth! 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,

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

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

Ask Yourself...Where's The Line?

Spring and summer are very busy times of the year for moving agricultural equipment, and unfortunately can sometimes result in making contact with the line, if you are unsure of the height of your equipment and the height of the lines along your route. If you are ever in doubt about the route you are taking, please contact our office and we can help you plan safe passage. Don't forget to ask yourself... Where's The Line? Always remember this simple motto: LOOK: Keep your equipment 7 meters away from overhead power lines. LOCATE: When digging, make sure you get a locate to avoid underground power lines. LIVE: Do your part to make sure everyone gets to go home at the end of the day by remember

Cattle Guards

Did you know that cattle or other livestock rubbing against poles or guy wires is a safety risk and can cause unnecessary damage to equipment, and even cause power outages? If you have cattle that are rubbing on a pole or a guy wire, a cattle guard will need to be installed by the landowner to prevent damage and potential outages.

GenerLink: A Device For All Seasons

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,

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.

PPO: June 5, 2020 Cancelled

***Please note that the Planned Power Outage (PPO) originally scheduled for Friday June 5, 2020 between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM has been cancelled. *** This PPO was scheduled to affect Members in the Tawatinaw area within the following LSD's: 62-24-4, 61-24-4 and 60-24-4. Once a new date for this PPO has been scheduled, our office will be in touch with those Members that are directly affected by this PPO.

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