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.


Milestones in 2018

We wish to congratulate the following member REAs on their milestone anniversaries: 

Beaver REA - 65 years

Ermineskin REA - 60 years

Mayerthorpe & District REA - 65 years

Tomahawk REA - 65 years

The Climate Keeps Changing

Regardless of your opinions on the hot topic of climate change, as a member of a Rural Electrification Association (REA) you know the climate around rural electric co-ops has changed and continues to change.

The Power of One Member, One Vote

What if each REA co-op member “owned” their power?

The Power of One - Q1 Advertising Campaign

What do REAs and Coyotes have in common?

Rural Electrification Associations (REA) and coyotes are survivors.  Both exist in rural Alberta and those that have survived have adapted over time to a changing environment. While the coyote might be a nuisance, no one can deny that it is a determined survivor and great adapter.

When Knowledge is Power


Who's Who in the Electricity Zoo


The AFREA has been busy keeping up with developments in the electricity sector and advocating on behalf of our member REAs.

What happens to Alberta farms when cities sprawl?

Any Albertan who drives the Calgary-Edmonton corridor has witnessed firsthand the spectacular unfolding of development around Alberta’s major cities.

REA Business: The Power of Knowing

How well does your REA Board and your membership know one another? The data suggests you don’t know one another well. What data are we citing? Well, let’s start with attendance at your Annual General Meeting (AGM).