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Contract Rate

The contract rate for electricity is 8.85 cents/kWh. The contract expires on Dec 31, 2025. If you don't enter a contract for electricity, then your default rate is…

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June Newsletter is Out!

The June newsletter describes changes to the Subdivision Rate. Also enjoy AGM meeting highlights, and find out about this year's Meal To The Field Contest. June 2024…

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Our Annual Meal to the Field Contest Returns!

Battle River Power Coop is now accepting submissions for our Meal to the Field contest! Deadline for entries is Friday, August 23, 2024. visit our Meal to the Field…

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Electronic Billing Savings

Switch to Electronic Billing and SAVE! Starting this April (2024), if you sign up to or already receive your bills electronically, you'll save $1.00 per month in…

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Emergency Alerts - What Are They?

At the end of September, 2022, Alberta experienced two grid alerts, leading to The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO), the independent agency that oversees…

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2023 Membership Survey

The results of the Battle River Power Coop Illumina Member Satisfaction Survey have arrived. Download the Member Satisfaction Survey . The survey is important to help…

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Electricity Delivery – Distribution

Electric power distribution is enabled by the Distributions System Owner/Operators, who are each responsible for serving consumers/members in specific regions of the…

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Electricity Delivery – Generation

The four key components of electricity delivery are Generation, Transmission, Distribution and End-User Consumer. All four work together in ultimately providing power…

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Electricity Delivery – Transmission

There are four key components to the delivery of electricity: Generation, Transmission, Distribution and End-user Consumer. The second stage, transmission, is the…

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Energy Efficiency

How are we Doing? Energy Efficiency is recognized as a key, cost-effective way to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Government of Canada and provincial…

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The ‘DIRT’ on Underground Infrastructure

Beneath our feet lie hundreds of thousands of kilometers of pipes carrying natural gas, oil and water, and buried lines connecting telecommunications and electricity…

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Electricity Comes to the Farm

A Member's Story. Battle River Power Coop thanks the Nelson family of the Angus Ridge District for sharing their family’s story about bringing electricity to the…

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Wasting Less Energy

In 2017, the Government of Canada launched Generation Energy, “an open and inclusive nation-wide dialogue with stakeholders, experts and individual Canadians to…

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Your Coop in the Community

At Battle River Power Coop, community service begins with the delivery of safe, reliable and cost-effective electricity to our members. As a cooperative, community…

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Farm Equipment Transport Safety

During spring planting and fall harvest there is an increase in farm equipment making contact with power lines in rural Alberta. In the interest of public safety,…

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Savings, Standards & Transparency

Battle River Power Coop sets a competitive benchmark for the delivery cost of reliable, rural power service because we operate as a cooperative. We do not generate…

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Communication as a Safety Strategy

Albertans who work on farms, in businesses, industries, or utilities like Battle River Power Coop expect a safe work environment. To achieve this end, appropriate…

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Electricity and YOU

The Effect of Electricity. The effect of electricity on your body really depends on the current of the power source and the length of time your body is exposed to it.…

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Tree Cutting Safety

The Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code mandates that if work or operating equipment comes within seven meters of an overhead power line the company must…

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Guy Wires – What Are They?

A guy-wire, guy-line, or guy-rope, also known as simply a guy, is a tensioned cable designed to add stability to a free-standing structure. Some utility poles buried…

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Stay Safe Around Powerlines

Battle River Power Coop would like to remind all farmers as you head out for seeding season to look up and around to identify where the power poles and powerlines are…

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Keeping Powerlines and Poles Clear

Why is it important to keep the land around powerlines and poles clear? You have a power pole and transformer in your yard; you want to cover it up with some more…

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Tornado Safety

A Few Things to Know. About 15 tornadoes are verified in Alberta every year, with undoubtedly many others that are unobserved or unreported. Canada uses the Enhanced…

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How Electricity Came to Rural Alberta

Today, it is hard to imagine life when homework was done by the light of coal oil lamps, water was pumped by hand and cooking was done on a wood stove. Only 70 years…