REAs working to collaborate

Letter points out the need for Rural Electrification Associations to collaborate.

Dear Editor,

A very successful fall district meeting of the Alberta Federation of Rural Electrification Associations (REA) was held at the Royal Canadian Legion Ponoka on Nov. 19.

According to Federation chair, Dan Astner, the main thrust of the meeting was co-operation among the various REAs and co-operation with the government on various initiatives.

Astner feels strongly that the co-ops are required in order to control power rates for all consumers. Astner, who was recently in the United States, said that where there are franchise areas the power rates are up to double our rates, and credits this to competition between the independent owned utilities and the power co-ops.

Those attending were from Rocky Mountain House, Bruderheim and as far east as Hardesty as well as Wainwright, Camrose and areas in between to within 5 miles of Ponoka.

Vern Dick

 

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