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Deregulation of the Electricity Industry
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Energy Utilities Board
Gas Meters
Global Warming Explained
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You are visitor

at the website of the Bruderheim REA since March 27, 2002

 
 
 

Welcome!

Power Line

As of January 1, 2007, the Bruderheim REA amalgamated with Battle River REA.
   Just as the Battle River REA is now, the Bruderheim REA was a member of the Alberta Federation of Rural Electrification Associations (AFREAs). 
   The benefits of membership in the AFREAs are calculated to be close to $100 per member service for rural electric services in Alberta for each of the past two years (2000 - 2001) — at an annual costs of $15 per year per member service.  Those benefits apply to all rural electric services, whether they are owned by members of the AFREAs or not (to a considerable extent, the powerful voice of the AFREAs benefits even urban power consumers).  However, if it were not for the public relations work, lobbying and interventions by the AFREAs, none of those benefits would be available to anyone; and that would come to pass if every power consumer in Alberta wanted to go along for a free ride.  Freeloading does not pay.  In the long run it will harm us all.

The web pages of the Bruderheim REA are being kept for historical purposes and to inform REA members in the Bruderheim and Lamont areas of issues that may be of interest to them

You reached the website of the Bruderheim REA, a rural electrification association owned by owners of electricity services in the rural area surrounding the Town of Bruderheim, Alberta, Canada, roughly 14 miles NE of the City of Fort Saskatchewan.
   Effective January 1, 2007, the Bruderheim REA amalgamated with the Battle River REA.  As the web pages of the Bruderheim REA attract a fair and increasing number of visitors each month, they are being maintained for historical purposes and to serve the interests of their user community.
   These web pages are not affiliated with Battle River REA and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Battle River REA or its Board of Directors.

A few highlights:

bullet Table of Contents
bullet How to navigate this website
bullet Directors
bullet History of the REAs
bullet Deregulation of the Utilities
bullet Dispute Resolution
bullet Power-outage reporting
bullet Global Warming — Issues and Explanations
bullet Heating-Fuel-Cost-Comparison Calculator
(Excel Spreadsheet)
bullet Mortgage and Loan Calculator (Excel Spreadheet; see also the Fox Business Tools & Calculators  (off-site))
bullet Forecasting Power Costs (Excel Spreadheet)
bullet Alberta Government Assistance Programs
bullet

Tax Freedom Day

bullet

Weather

 
 

A combination of various methods can be used to navigate the website of the Bruderheim REA:

  1. The left navigation bar on this and on other pages of the website of the Bruderheim REA;
  2. The table of contents on this page (as well as sub-indexes identified for some of the larger subject areas);
  3. The site map;
  4. The cross-linking from most of the Bruderheim REA web pages to related pages at the Bruderheim REA website, at the website of Fathers for Life and elsewhere on the Net (that is to provide a reading program for those inclined to explore the context of a given issue), and
  5. The search tools available at this website and on the Net.

Table of Contents

Addresses

Bruderheim REA Addresses for directors
Contact information for Bruderheim REA
Map and directions for finding the AFREAs office

Alternative energy sources

Cheap solar power! Is this it, finally?
Competitive- or Predatory Generating of Electric Energy?
Competitive- or Predatory Marketing of Electric Energy?
Heating fuel cost comparison
History of Bruderheim REA and of the REA movement
The Ethanol debate -- Ethanol through agricultural production: A scam?

Billing

EE_billing_2004.xls
Figuring out the power bill and how much is left of the "Alberta Advantage"
Still confused by your power bill?

Contact the Bruderheim REA

Bruderheim REA Addresses for directors
Contact information for Bruderheim REA

Deregulation of the electricity industry

Competitive- or Predatory Generating of Electric Energy?
Competitive- or Predatory Marketing of Electric Energy?
Deregulation in the U.K.: 12 years after the fact things are still in disarray, at least with respect to billing.
Deregulation of the electricity industry in Alberta
EE_billing_2004.xls
Figuring out the power bill and how much is left of the "Alberta Advantage"
Still confused by your power bill?

E-mail List

Our e-mail List

Energy Utilities Board

EUB: Notices of Application for Rate Changes

Gas meters

Gas meters need to be tested

Global warming explained

Arctic Climate Change Greenhouse models don't pan out that good
Close personal communications between Jean Chretien and David Suzuki
Fight Kyoto
Global Temperature Changes
Global Warming Explained
Global Warming Additional References and Links
Global Warming Blame sun for global warming
Global Warming Climate forecasts by people who have an axe to grind
Global Warming Droughts, sand dunes, and wells that dry up
Global Warming If greenhouse gases are bad, how come CO2 increases agricultural productivity?
Global Warming If only we had a bit of global warming
Global Warming Is the Earth warming up or not?
Global Warming Melting glaciers, shrinking polar ice and rising oceans?
Global Warming References
Global Warming The Kyoto accord and Canadian families
Global Warming The Little Ice Age Will there be another one?
Global Warming The solar constant isn't constant. The sun is a variable star.
Global Warming Tree rings
Global Warming What is wrong with the forecasts?
Skewed road map to Kyoto

History

Early History of the Tennessee Valley Authority
Eulogy for Carl Purschke
History of Bruderheim REA and of the REA movement

Links

Links Page

Miscellaneous

Alberta Seniors - Special Needs Assistance Program
Bruderheim REA Search Page
Copyright Information
Gas meters need to be tested
Heating fuel cost comparison

Happenings, events and news

2005 line work at Letwin Road
Happenings, Events, News
Heating fuel cost comparison

PC Tips

Scanning text: OCR accuracy when scanning at 150dpi resolution
Scanning text: OCR accuracy when scanning at 300dpi resolution
Scanning text: OCR accuracy when scanning at 75 dpi resolution
Why does it take so long to download or to send files?

Pole-testing, pole changes and line work

2005 line work at Letwin Road
Line Work Brushing and tree-trimming
Line Work Brushing and tree-trimming in farm yards and for individual rural services
Line Work Pole changes
Line Work Tree-trimming or brushing
Line Work Upgrading guy wires

Popular Pages and Webstats

Bruderheim REA Home Page
Cheap solar power! Is this it, finally?
Competitive- or Predatory Generating of Electric Energy?
Competitive- or Predatory Marketing of Electric Energy?
Global Warming Explained
Happenings, Events, News
Popular pages

Taxes

Tax Freedom Day in the Canadian Provinces

Tips on Energy Savings

Saving money on your next electricity bill

Pages for tips on energy savings are in the making.  You are invited to make contributions.

Weather

Bruderheim REA Some Current and Historical Weather Information
Long-Range U.S. Drought Forecast

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Posted 2002 03 27
Updates:
2005 05 07 (reformated page)