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
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