Battle River Power Coop is a cooperative electricity utility – grounded in tradition,
connected to community, powered cooperatively. Our legacy rests on a foundation
of values started 70 years ago.
Providing safe, reliable, cost effective rural power distribution cooperatively to our members.
More than the cooperative choice.
We are the smart choice.
Rural power distribution under a cooperative business model where you are more than a customer, you are a member-owner.
Applications Open for the Annual Battle River Power Coop Scholarships
One of the ways Battle River Power Coop honours the fifth cooperative principle, education, is by supporting the education of youth in our membership by making available annual sponsorships to the Alberta Community and Co-operative Association (ACCA) Youth Leadership Program and through post-secondary scholarships. Five scholarships of $1000 each are available to dependents of members in good standing who will be entering their first year of post-secondary study in either a diploma or degree-granting program.
This year, our scholarship application deadline is Friday, February 10, 2023. Make sure to get your complete application in for consideration!
For more information on our scholarship program, click here.
A Message From ACCA Co-operative Youth Program
Regarding the ACCA Co-operative Youth Leadership Program
For the last 63 years, the ACCA Co-operative Youth Leadership Program has been educating thousands of youth from western Canada. The program has instilled co-operative values, the importance of community & giving back, and agriculture in our society. As well as helping participants develop public speaking & team-building skills & helping them recognize their strengths while making lifelong friendships.
Due to increasing costs, we will not hold any youth programs in 2023.
Battle River Scholarship Application
Deadline for Applications is Friday, February 10, 2023
Annually Battle River Power Coop makes five scholarships of $1000.00 available for dependents of Battle River Power Coop members.
If you are interested in applying for one of the five scholarship grants, you can obtain complete information on the scholarship criterion and download the application by visiting our website: www.brpower.coop/community/scholarships.
The scholarship application outlines the eligibility requirements including, but not limited to, details on the program of study, confirmed registration in the program, tuition payment confirmation, reference letter and applicant letter outlining their community involvement and why financial assistance is needed.
Don’t delay – start collecting the necessary information for a February 10th, 2023 submission.
The Alberta Government Electricity Rebate
The Alberta Government recently announced an electricity rebate to be delivered to eligible Alberta electricity customers. Battle River Power Coop will ensure the rebate is delivered to eligible Battle River Power Coop members and eligible members for Lindale REA, Tomahawk REA, and West Wetaskiwin REA as per the approved Government of Alberta legislation.
What to know about the electricity rebate:
Eligible customers include residential, farm, irrigation and commercial electricity sites consuming less than 250 MW hours per year in 2022. Yard and security lights are ineligible.
Beginning in the July billing cycle (members will see the July bill in August), eligible members will see the rebate automatically appear on the Battle River Power Coop bill above the GST line as “GOA Utility Commodity Rebate”.
The rebate will be automatically applied to bills and will be distributed as a $50 monthly rebate for each eligible site for six consecutive months – for a total of $300
Members do not need to do anything to receive the rebate, and there is no application process for the rebate.
Members are free to purchase natural gas services or electricity services from a retailer of their choice. For a list of retailers, visit ucahelps.alberta.ca or call 310-4822 (toll-free in Alberta).
The Energy Contract remains available to members who want the stability of a non-fluctuating RRO rate.
The Energy Contract offering is from January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2023, at a net rate of $0.0635 per kWh for the three-year term.
For members wishing to take advantage of the contract, you must complete and submit the applicable documentation to Utility Billing prior to the 20th of any month during the term to be eligible for the following month.
For more details, please contact Utility Billing.
**Please note: Members wanting to enter into an energy contract must contact their respective REAs to discuss energy contracts. The Battle River Power Coop Energy Contract is for Battle River REA members only.**