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In September 2003, Fortis Inc. entered into an agreement with Aquila, Inc. for the purchase of its regulated electric utilities in British Columbia and Alberta for $1.4 billion. This was Fortis Inc.’s first investment in Western Canada. The acquisition closed in May of 2004 and the Alberta subsidiary was renamed FortisAlberta. FortisAlberta is a pure distribution utility using approximately 122,000 km of power lines and met a peak demand of 2,581 MW in 2016

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1,671

employees

549,000

electricity customers

122,000 km

distribution lines

  • Electricity distribution in Central and Southern Alberta
  • Service to over 60% of Alberta’s electricity distribution network
  • Regulated by the Alberta Utilities Commission
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Shorter outage times through automation technology

The FortisAlberta Control Centre allows our Power Line Technicians across the province to work collaboratively with centrally located System Operators to enhance the quality of service provided to customers.

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FortisAlberta looks to the STARS

FortisAlberta aims to empower communities by contributing to organizations that offer programs and services in the areas of safety, education, the environment and wellness. With contributions of grants, event sponsorship and donations of time and energy, FortisAlberta is committed to making positive changes.

Here, the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) delivers emergency medical training throughout rural Alberta. FortisAlberta has been a supporter since 2002.

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