BOOK: Country Power

BOOK: Country Power

Country Power 2013 Edition Country Power ~ The Electrical Revolution in Rural Alberta recounts the history of the people and events that made possible the implementation of rural power in our province. The original book, released in 1993, shares the story of the distribution power cooperative movement in Alberta from its inception in the late 1940s to the early 1990s.

The 2013 reprint is a new smaller format (5.5 x 8.5) but it includes all the original content, pictures, and historical information. The book is a tribute to the passionate men and women who brought a change to their rural livelihood by bringing electrification to the farmhouse and farmyard. Reprint editions keep the grassroots story alive.


Country Power ~ The Electrical Revolution in Rural Alberta, is available directly from the AFREA or from the local publisher. The book was re-released at the AFREA AGM and Conference in February 2013 and received favourable reviews. Readers loved the smaller size that included all the original text and images from the first edition.

Books can be ordered from the Federation office and will be shipped out upon receipt of payment. Members can make arrangements to pick up their order and our office will invoice member REAs. Submit your order request using the order form listed below via fax, mail or email. See our Contact Us page for information.

Books are also available from the publisher, Dream Write Publishing, via email to with payment accepted via e-transfer to the same email address. Payments can also be made to the publisher by Visa or Mastercard - inquire with email. Direct orders to the AFREA with cheques and money orders only, please.

Book price: $24.95 + GST 1.25 = $26.20 per book

Shipping & handling: $15 + GST $.75 = $15.75 (1-2 books in Alberta) 

Please inquire via email if ordering quantities of 2+ or from out of province.


The original Country Power book was released in 1993 by Plains Publishing, Edmonton AB.

Original Country Power edition 1993

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