Battle River Power Coop is a co-operative electricity utility - grounded in tradition, connected to community, powered cooperatively. Our legacy rests upon a foundation of values started over 67 years ago.
Join over 8200 members and feel good about supporting your community. There are many advantages to joining the Battle River Power Coop!
As a not-for-profit organization, members are the shareholders, service users, and controllers of the organization.
We support community by utilizing your tax dollars through developing synergies with 13 counties, coordinating 9.4M dollars on vegetation management, capital projects and line patrols.
We employ 46 qualified people who directly serve the members to keep the power on, and provide services such as power restoration, new construction, vegetation management, loans, electrician services and utility billing.
Our members saved 17.8M over the last five years in distribution rates alone by being a Coop member.
Our members elect a board of directors from within the membership at an Annual General Meeting, within the Coop service territory.
We support community economic development over the last ten years by spending 40.9M locally, and 151.6M provincially.
We support community through free public safety training initiatives – EMS, Fire Departments, and Schools across 13 counties.
We support community through investing in our youth – awarding total of $39,000 in member scholarships and by sponsoring the ACCA (Alberta's Community & Co-operative Association) leadership program at Goldeye Camp.
Development of Rural Economic Initiatives with the Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development – Member Benefit Program supporting rural business.
Members have the right of retailer choice for their energy requirements. For the past fifteen years the Coop has offered the Regulated Rate Option and a Competitive Energy Contract.
Alberta farmers feed our country and the world. That’s the inspiration for Battle River Power Coop’s for Meal to the Field Contest. It gave us a chance to return the favour in a small way. Congratulations to the 2016 winners, and thanks to all Alberta farmers for the invaluable work that you do. Go to the Gallery on the Battle River Power Coop website to see more photos.
Coop Week, from October 16 to 22, is an opportunity for all coop and credit union members to celebrate their coops. This year we are challenged to name Our Coop Advantages and share with friends and families the reasons that we choose to do business cooperatively. Of the many Coop Advantages, one that stands out is adaptability. The coop business model can be used for everything from housing to financing to selling groceries and farm supplies. Cooperatives are able to meet very specific local needs because they are locally owned and managed. This is true of credit unions, worker’s coops, food coops, medical coops, and electrical coops like your own Battle River Power Coop. Adaptability has special meaning at Battle River Power Coop. Rural Electrification Associations (REAs) began as an innovative…
Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years. This is the theme of Fire Prevention Week, recognized internationally from October 9 – 16, 2016. Did you know that smoke detectors, both battery-operated and hard wired, have expiration dates? This year’s campaign is aimed at teaching the public this basic and essential element of smoke alarm safety. Look for the date on the back of most smoke detector models. If it does not have a date, it means that your alarm is very old and should definitely be replaced. The test button will tell you if the battery and electronics are working, but it does not tell you if the smoke sensor has weakened. Over time, the sensor component loses sensitivity, and the alarm should be replaced. This is a case of better to be safe than sorry.…
Distracted driving could cost you $287 and three demerit points, or more importantly, it could cost you your life. The most recent data available concludes that 8 out of every 10 collisions are caused by driver distractions. All of us need to pay attention to the task at hand while we are driving. That task is driving, pure and simple. The Canadian Automobile Association has some useful tips. Eat or drink before you get in the car. Prepare your children for the trip with snacks, toys or books so you do not have to reach for them while you drive. Pre-program your favorite radio stations or fill your CD player before you start. Secure loose items by putting them in your trunk or leave them at home. Sharp turns or abrupt stops will cause these things to fly. Do your personal grooming at home.…