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