The Mission of the AFREA is to Represent and Support Rural Electrification Associations by responding to Legislative, Regulatory, and Operational needs for a Sustainable Future.

Keeping you up to date on the latest REA business and power industry news.

Spirit of the Season...


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Co-op Week - October 13 - 19

Co-op Week 2014 - October 13 to 19

Think Cooperative!

The cooperative business is owned by the very same people who use the goods and/or services provided - its members. The cooperative business model is a not for profit organization that contributes in many ways to the community it serves.

Golf Classic Thank YOU!

The 8th Annual Federation co-sponsored Charity Golf Classic - a milestone event! Together, with your help, we raised another $26,000 for the MS Society - NWT/AB Division... bringing our cooperative total to $210,000!!! 

Members, industry, and stakeholders teed up with directors and staff again on Thursday, August 14th at Goose Hummock.

The Value of an REA

The Value of Rural Electrification Associations in Alberta

What Heritage do you want to pass on to the next generation? 

Cruising over Isle Lake near Gainford AB

Bald Eagle over Isle Lake - Yellowhead at Gainford AB

(Photo by Linda J. Pedley, June 21, 2014)

Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

Canada’s new anti-spam law comes into force July 1, 2014 and will regulate the distribution of commercial electronic communications (CEM).

OH & S Ticketing Job Site Penalties

"OHS administrative penalties can be imposed against any parties regulated by OHS legislation – workers, contractors, suppliers, prime contractors and employers. These penalties aim to encourage improved compliance with health and safety regulations, and are meant to work as a persuasive deterrent against those who demonstrate a chronic disregard for health and safety in the workplace."

National Day of Mourning - Workers' Memorial Day - April 28th

National Day of Mourning
(Workers' Memorial Day-April 28)

Commemorating workers whose lives have been lost or injured in the workplace.

The numbers are staggering. In 2012, 977* workplace deaths were recorded in Canada - an increase from 919 the previous year. This represents more than 2.7 deaths every single day.