Washing Machine Consumption Calculator

A washing machine is a common home appliance that most people use to clean their clothes and fabrics. Older top loader washing machines generally use more water and energy, this is why more modern and energy efficient designs are front loaders. A washing machine will use 400 to 1300 watts, with modern Energy Star rated models using about 500 watts. This simple formula calculates how much energy the average energy efficient 500 Watt washing machine that is used for two hours twice a week, will use over the course of a month. Watts / 1000 x Hours x Days in Month= kWh Example: 500 Watts / 1000 x 2 x 8 = 8 kWh An older washing machine that uses 1300 Watts will consume the following amount of ene

Click before you DIG!

Are you planning on planting trees or building a fence this fall? 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.

FREE Light and Heat from the Sun!

Let FREE light and heat from the sun inside your home this fall. Making sure heat doesn’t escape from your windows is important, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of the sun heating up your home and providing free light. Open your blinds or curtains for south-facing windows on sunny fall days. In the evening, don’t forget to close them to lock in the free heat. In areas where your home doesn’t get much sun, especially in areas shaded from trees, keep your curtains and blinds closed.

Set It and Forget It!

Sign up for pre-authorized withdrawal account payments today and never worry about making 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 By filling out the below form, you can easily set your account up to have your payments automatically withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.

Transmission Line PPO September 25, 2020

Please note that on Friday September 25, 2020 there will be a transmission line planned power outage (PPO). This PPO will affect Members north of Westlock between 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM within the following LSD's: 9-11, 15-16, 20-21 of 60-26-4

Fall Energy Saving Tips

Fall is a great time to do a quick check on your home to ensure it is ready for the colder weather. 1. Ensure return air registers are not blocked by furniture or bookcases. 2. Ensure windows and doors are properly weather-stripped. 3. Replace and or vacuum your furnace filter monthly.

Transmission Line PPO September 23, 2020

Please note that on Wednesday September 23, 2020 there will be a transmission line planned power outage (PPO). This PPO will affect Members in the Clyde and Tawatinaw areas between 10:00 AM 2:00 PM within the following LSD's: 24-25 – 61-26-4 1-3, 9-22, 28-30 -61-25-4 6-7, 18-61-24-4 1-2, 10-17, 20-29, 34-36-60-25-4 6-9, 15-23, 26-28-60-24-4 36-59-25-4 31-59-24-4

Are You Prepared for a Storm?

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

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 informatio

Farming: Power line Safety

Wild Rose REA Ltd. is reminding farmers to exercise caution while working in the fields. 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.

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 Savings Can be a HOOT!

Energy Savings can be a HOOT when they are this simple! ​These simple tips can help you save energy as we head into fall. 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

PPO September 16, 2020

Please note that on Wednesday September 16, 2020 there will be a planned power outage (PPO). This PPO will affect Members in the Dapp and Jarvie areas between 12:30 PM and 3:30 PM within the following LSD's: 1-11, 14-17, 21-28, 34 of 63-26-4 7-8, 16-22, 27-34 of 62-26-4 2, 11-13 of 63-27-4 2-4, 8-11, 14-16, 21-27, 34-36 of 62-27-4 26, 34-35 of 61-27-4 1-2, 10-51, 24-25 of 62-01-5

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.

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. 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.

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

Always Ask Yourself Where's 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. If you have made contact with any of Wild Rose REA Ltd.'s facilities, please contact our 24 Hour Call Center immediately to report the contact. Don't forget to ask yourself... Where's The Line?

GenerLink- Never Worry About Another Storm!

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,

Farming: Power line Safety

Wild Rose REA Ltd. is reminding farmers to exercise caution while working in the fields. 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.

FREE Light and Heat from the Sun!

Let FREE light and heat from the sun inside your home this fall. Making sure heat doesn’t escape from your windows is important, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of the sun heating up your home and providing free light. Open your blinds or curtains for south-facing windows on sunny fall days. In the evening, don’t forget to close them to lock in the free heat. In areas where your home doesn’t get much sun, especially in areas shaded from trees, keep your curtains and blinds closed.

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