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)

What Retailer's can I use ?

We currently have Retail Service Agreements with:

 

ATCO Energy

Campus Energy

Direct Energy

Encor by Epcor 

Enmax Energy Corporation

Epcor

Fluent Utilities

Hudson Energy Canada

Just Energy

Link Energy

Utility Network

Xoom

**Please note: Encor by Epcor you must call Contact Centre, they are currently unable to

                        accept online applications.

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