What makes Battle River Power Coop different from the rest? YOU do! As a coop, Battle River Power Coop is member-owned. There are no outside stockholders receiving dividends and the distribution tariffs reflect the actual cost of power delivery. This means our members save!
The Board of Directors is elected by the members from among the members. We encourage members to consider standing for election and want to assure you the process is not difficult. You do not need experience in the electrical industry. We are looking to recruit a diverse Board of Directors that have experience across many industries and professions who will bring both their “insider” knowledge and outside perspective. Being a member of the Coop automatically makes a Director invaluable because they connect to fellow members and bring the ability to see things from both a personal and Coop member view. The criterion for members wishing to stand for election are:
- Member must be 18 years of age or older
- Have an interest in land
- Be a member in good standing
We look for individuals who will commit the time to attend meetings and review board packages in a timely manner.
If you have an interest in becoming a Director, we encourage you to get a copy of the Director’s Information Package that may be obtained at the Battle River Power Coop office or by mail upon request.
Electricity Coops have a long, proud, and independent history in rural Alberta. When we think of the history of Rural Electrification Associations (REAs) in Alberta, our attention is often drawn to the hard work of the farmers who worked on powerline crews to put in their own electricity. After over 70 years serving central Alberta and celebrating 20 years of self-operations in 2020, Battle River Power Coop’s sole mission continues to be, “to provide electricity to our members and future members in the most prudent manner possible, while providing the best possible service”. Battle River Power Coop also buys locally whenever possible. We have taken community support even further with the Member Benefit Program, increasing awareness of local businesses in our service area and encouraging members to spend local.
We are local, rural and reliable, and are the cooperative choice for electricity delivery for rural Albertans.