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Innovative & Dynamic Power Distribution Co-ops as part of a Vibrant Rural Community

A Rural Electrification Association (REA) is a rural power distribution co-op.

REAs were established in the late 1940s – early 1950s in response to a need. By working together, farmers and ranchers put in poles and strung line to bring electrification to rural Alberta. In doing so, they changed the face of agriculture.

But separating the work of running the distribution co-op from advocating for its rights was a necessity farmers discovered – the AFREA in its earliest form was established in 1950.


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Co-Op Benefits

At AFREA, co-op benefits extend beyond financial gains. We foster a strong sense of community and collaboration, creating a supportive network where members thrive together and amplify their collective impact.

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Our member directory serves as a valuable resource, connecting you with a diverse and dynamic network of industry professionals within AFREA.  Our directory is up to date with all member information and contact details.

Rural Grants

Rural Grants through AFREA embody our commitment to fostering growth and innovation within the industry. We provide funding and support to empower our members, enabling them to pursue transformative projects and initiatives.

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Working with an electric cooperative is a smart membership opportunity.

Opportunities are available across a range of specialties, working together to support an inspiring mission. Members of REAs must live in the REA service area to be members.

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