Energy & Power
Transmission & Distribution
FortisAlberta purchases Kingman REA
By Renée Francoeur
June 18, 2015 – Over 80% of the Kingman Rural Electrification Association (REA) members have voted to sell their electricity system assets to FortisAlberta.
FortisAlberta noted the sale, valued at approximately $5.1 million, is subject to the approval of the Alberta Utilities Commission, the agency responsible for the regulation of electricity distribution utilities in the province. Upon completion of the sale, Kingman REA members will receive $22,600 for each service, FortisAlberta said.
The company has partnered with the Kingman REA to operate its electricity distribution system for more than 60 years. “It has been a privilege to work with the Kingman REA Board of Directors throughout this process and we appreciate the strong show of support from members,” says Phonse Delaney, president and CEO of FortisAlberta. “We look forward to continuing to provide safe and reliable electricity distribution service to Kingman REA members as customers of FortisAlberta.”
Kingman REA is located in central Alberta, north of Camrose.