Who We Are

Who We Are


 Dan Astner 2016 Dan Astner   President

Dan Astner represents District 3 on the AFREA Board as District Director for member REAs: Battle River. Dan is the president of Battle River Power Coop. 

Dino Wylie 2016
    Dino Wylie        Vice-President        

Dino Wylie represents District 4 on the AFREA Board as District Director for member REAs: Drayton Valley, Lindale, and Tomahawk REA. Dino is president of Lindale REA.

David Giedemann 2016 David Giedemann

David Giedemann represents District 8 on the AFREA Board as District Director for member REAs: Beaver, Fenn, Kneehill, and Sterling. David is vice-president of Sterling REA.

Wayne Meyers 2016

Wayne Meyers

Wayne Meyers represents District 7 on the AFREA Board as District Director for member REAs: Ermineskin and West Liberty. Wayne is a director on the West Liberty REA board.

Bob Bryant

   Bob Bryant   

Bob Bryant represents District 1 on the AFREA Board as District Director for member REAs: Blue Mountain Power Co-op (Rocky REA). He is the chair on the Blue Mountain Power Co-op board and is new to the AFREA Board in December 2020.

Dannie Fischer 2016

Dannie Fischer

Dannie Fischer represents District 5 on the AFREA Board as District Director for member REAs: Duffield, Mayerthorpe & District, Niton, and Stony Plain. Dannie is the president of Mayerthorpe & District REA.

Ed Pimm 2016

Ed Pimm

Ed Pimm represents District 11 on the AFREA Board as District Director for member REAs: Heart River and MacKenzie. Ed is a director on the MacKenzie board.

Charles Newell 2016

Charles Newell Vice-President

Charles Newell represents District 6 on the AFREA Board as District Director for member REAs: North Parkland Power REA. Charles is the president of the North Parkland REA board. 


Jim Kitt

Jim Kitt represents District 10 on the AFREA Board as District Director for member REAs: Braes, Borradaile, Claysmore, Devonia, and Willingdon REA. Jim is a director on the Braes REA board.

2020 CEO & STAFF

 Al Nagel - 2016  Al Nagel, CEO

Al Nagel spent 39 years with Canadian Utilities, Alberta Power, and ATCO Electric, working as a lineman, senior serviceman, assistant district manager, operations superintendant, and maintenance  superintendant. He held the position of operations administrative superintendant at Battle River REA for two years before joining the AFREA in 2008.                                                                                                     

 Len BoykoAAAAAFreAfeae 2012 CEO & STAFF  

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Todd Grayson 2016

Todd Grayson

Todd Grayson joined the AFREA in August 2015 bringing his industry experience and familiarity with REAs to the position of Technical Coordinator.

Janeth Mitchell -2016

Janeth Mitchell

Janeth Mitchell has worked for the AFREA in the position of Office Administrator since 2006.

 Linda J. PedleyLinda J. Pedley  - 2016

Linda J. Pedley

Linda Pedley has worked for the AFREA since 2008 as Business Management Coordinator.

Valerie Lavorato - 2016

Valerie Lavorato
Valerie Lavorato has been with the AFREA since June 2013 applying her years of experience from the Rural Utilities division of the Department of Agriculture to the position of Program Coordinator.                            


AFREA Logo What is the Alberta Federation of REAs?

The Alberta Federation of REAs (AFREA) is a not for profit cooperative association registered in the Province of Alberta operating under the Rural Utilities Act. The AFREA is managed by an elected Board of Directors and funded by its membership. The Alberta Union of REAs was formed in 1950 and incorporated under the "Co-operative Associations Act" in June 1970 as the Alberta Union of Rural Electrification Associations Co-operative Limited. In June 1987 the AFREA took on its current name. 

Rural Electrification Associations (REAs) were, and still are, an important part of Alberta's history, providing rural communities with support for their electricity needs and services.

The AFREA represents member REAs who provide rural power services throughout the Province of Alberta. The AFREA is committed to supporting the economic welfare and value of its cooperative members by providing professional representation to government and industry stakeholders promoting REAs and rural strength. As the umbrella organization, the AFREA sponsors workshops, facilitates networking opportunities, provides quality administrative services, and supports relationships that are economically beneficial to its member REAs. This cooperative strategy is designed to assist REAs in attaining necessary steps to self-sufficiency while recognizing opportunities within the marketplace for the provision of reliable and efficient services to their own members.  

The AFREA provides effective leadership in all areas of operation. It begins by listening to the member REAs in order to identify their needs and provide the tools for running their REA business. Although the goal is self-governance on an individual district level, the AFREA recognizes and appreciates the diversity within the membership and the necessity to facilitate cooperation. The AFREA, in representing its member REAs, seeks their participation and input on relevant issues and matters impacting all REAs.                              

Success for the AFREA is defined and measured by the success of our member REAs.