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.

Are You Prepared for a 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

EPO Restored July 28, 2020

**Power has been restored at the below noted locations** Please note that we are currently experiencing an emergency power outage (EPO) affecting members in the following locations to conduct Emergency Repairs: 59-26-4 59-25-4 Power is expected to be restored by 8:30 AM. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this emergency power outage.

EPO July 28, 2020

Please note that we are currently experiencing an emergency power outage (EPO) affecting members in the following locations to conduct Emergency Repairs: 59-26-4 59-25-4 Power is expected to be restored by 8:30 AM. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this emergency power outage.

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,

EPO July 24, 2020

Please note that we are currently experiencing an emergency power outage (EPO) affecting members in the following locations to conduct Emergency Repairs: 25 of 59-26-4 20,19,18 of 59-25-4 Power is expected to be restored by 10:30 AM. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this emergency power outage.

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

Energy Saving Tips- Outdoor Grill/ BBQ

Using an outdoor grill to cook food in the summer is an excellent way to save energy. Using your outdoor grill or even a fire pit means you don’t have to turn your oven or stove top on so they won't be drawing any power! With your appliances off, your kitchen stays cooler, which in turn means your refrigerator and your air conditioner do not have to work as hard. By cooking outdoors you will reduce your overall kitchen energy consumption.

PPO July 22, 2020 Dapp Area

On Wednesday July 22, 2020 there will be a planned power outage (PPO). This PPO will affect Members in the Dapp area between 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM within the following LSD's: 3-4,9-10 &15-16 of 62-27-4 1-2, 10-15 & 24-25 of 62-01-5

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

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

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.

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 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 ten percent. Seal ducts. Air loss through ducts can lead to high electricity costs, accounting for nearly thirty percent of a cooling system’s energy consumption. Sealing and insulating ducts can go a long way toward lowering your consumption

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!

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

Ask Yourself...Where's The Line?

Summer is a busy time 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 remembering these three

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.

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