Central Alberta Rural Electrification Association Ltd - services

By: Carea  09-12-2011

If you move into one of the nine rural Alberta counties serviced by CAREA to live, farm, drill, or operate a business, you become a part of a time-honored tradition: you become a member of the Central Alberta Rural Electrification Association.

 Members of CAREA are member shareholders within this cooperative structure. As a shareholder you have voting privileges, access to local members of the Board of Directors, benefit from accountable reporting at the Annual General Meeting, installed on-site equipment becomes an REA asset, and you gain from the savings that accrue under a cooperative that does not generate profit for stockholders, rather generates savings for its member shareholders.

CAREA operates two area offices (Innisfail and Onoway) with a main administration office in Innisfail.

With on-site inventory at both area offices and dedicated area staff, working with CAREA is cost efficient and time effective. CAREA has an earned reputation for its ability to mobilize resources to complete construction and installations within indentified time frames.

As a member, you could be eligible for start up investment assistance via the CAREA Investment Loan Program. Additionally, your distribution agreements with CAREA are based on your usage.


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