The Mission of the AFREA is to provide communication, leadership, support, programs and services, and representation to meet the needs of Member Rural Electrification Associations.

Information and articles for today's innovative and dynamic Rural Electrification Associations

THE AFREA - Provincial Voice for Member REAs

 Our Vision = Innovative & Dynamic Rural Electrification Associations (REAs)

The AFREA represents REAs who, as wire owners, provide electric services to rural customers in the province of Alberta. "We are committed to promoting the economic welfare and value of our members by providing strong representation to government and industry stakeholders with 'one voice'."


2014 AGM & Conference

Program AGM & Conference cover image

Preparations are underway for our Annual General Meeting on February 12th and 13th at Fantasyland Hotel, Edmonton AB. Please note: AFREA staff will be out of the office next week - your call is important to us so if you have any questions, please email or call and leave a message. 

MEMBER INSURANCE: Benefits for you and your family

The AFREA is pleased to partner with The Co-operators to give members access to exclusive insurance coverage and savings including:

Fall District Meetings

It’s that time of year again! Check the schedule and mark your calendars for the AFREA Fall District Meetings.

Fall leaves

Co-op Week 2013: A Better Way

Co-op week 2013: a better way

Businesses rooted in their community, democratically run, socially responsible to people and principles - cooperatives offer consumers an alternative to profit driven business.

Celebrate 2013 Co-op Week and show your community why your co-op is a better way.

Alberta Gold

Alberta Fall gold

Fall Gold in Alberta - in the trees, in the fields, in our hearts... as we celebrate family and thankfulness. Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. (Photo (c) Linda J. Pedley)

Summer Charity Event

Our 7th Annual Federation co-sponsored Charity Golf Classic - another success. Together with the Federation of Alberta Gas Co-ops, we helped raise another $26,000 in donations for the MS Society - NWT - AB Division. Thank you for your support!!

Members, industry, and stakeholder representatives tee up with directors and staff again on Thursday, August 15th at Goose Hummock.

AFREA Takes on Program

The Rural Electric Program, which began in 1947, is a cost-sharing program which helps defray the high cost of electrical service to farmers. Effective June 2013, responsibility for administration of this program for all Alberta applications was transferred to the AFREA. See the NEWS tab on the left side of our web site. Documents (program details and application forms) will be uploaded in the near future - for more information contact our office.

Farming in Alberta

Farming in Alberta

 (Photo by Linda J. Pedley - AFREA)

Workers' Memorial Day - April 28

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 2011, 919* workplace deaths were recorded in Canada - a decrease from 1,014 the previous year. This represents more than 2.6 deaths every single day.