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Box 2774

Stony Plain, Ab T7Z 1Y3

Email: stonyplainrea@gmail.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who do I call if my power is out, or I need an update on a power outage?​

 Please call Fortis Alberta at 310-WIRE

How do I know if I am a member, or need to update my agreement?

Please contact us at stonyplainrea@gmail.com, or fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page and we will help you out.

Why is the REA considered a cooperative?

The REA is a jointly owned, not for profit enterprise that is democratically controlled by it's members. Every member/owner has one vote to elect representatives to operate the REA. Members enjoy the economic benefits of a not for profit. Surplus funds are reinvested to upgrade and maintain infrastructure and keep reasonable rates. 

How does and REA cooperative differ from a investor owned utility?

REA Cooperative                                                                                                         

 

Not For Profit                                                                           

Locally owned by members in the community                        

 

Reinvests surplus to benefit members in the community       

 

Exists to serve a need in the community                                                                                                                                                      

Democratically run - each member has one vote                  

How do I know how much power my appliance/device uses?

Here is an example to figure out power consumption:

Electric Heater that is rated 2000 watts, used 8hrs a day

2000 watts x 8 hrs/day = 16,000 watts

16,000 watts/1000 = 16 kilowatts

16kilowatts x 0.08/kw = $1.28/day

$1.28/day x 30 days = $38.40/month

(calculation is for power only + service charges)

Will my power bill be lower as an REA member?

Here is the Monthly Farm Distribution Tariff Costs 

 

REA vs Investor Owned Utility Rates

 

                                                       REA                                        Investor Owned Utility                                 

5 KVA Transformer                        $40.15                                    $75.10

7.5 KVA Transformer                     $51.26                                    $106.30

10 KVA Transformer                      $62.35                                    $137.51

15 KVA Transformer                      $84.55                                    $199.93

25 KVA Transformer                      $128.95                                  $324.76

Average savings on a:

                                      5 KVA Transformer        $419.40/yr

                                      7.5 KVA Transformer     $660.48/yr

                                      10 KVA Transformer      $901.92/yr

                                      15 KVA Transformer      $1384.56/yr

                                       25 KVA Transformer     $2349.72/yr

Investor Owned Utility                                                                                                       

For Profit

​Owned by shareholders around the world

Pays surplus out as dividends to shareholders

Exists to provide product/service that creates a return for shareholders

Shareholders may have more than one vote