What We Do
Understand our guiding principles and how Albertan' are empowered to make informed energy choices.
What we do
The Alberta Utilities Commission regulates the utilities sector, natural gas and electricity markets to protect social, economic and environmental interests of Alberta where competitive market forces do not.
Who we are
The Mission of the AFREA is to create the conditions for REAs to be successful and sustainable, and to support REAs in becoming best practice organizations.
Why is the REA considered a cooperative?
An REA is a jointly owned, not for profit enterprise that is democratically controlled by its members. That makes it a cooperative, and cooperatives are all about the members.
Every member is an owner. Every member has one vote. Members elect representatives from the membership to govern the REA.
Members enjoy the economic benefits of a not for profit. Surplus funds are re-invested to upgrade infrastructure and maintain reasonable rates.
The rural electrification association, as a power distribution cooperative, is identified on your power bill. If you are a member of an REA, get involved "get plugged in to your REA" and find out more.