About Us




EQUS REA LTD. provides safe and reliable electrical distribution services to commercial and industrial developments, oil and gas operations, telecommunication towers, production facilities and farms throughout 26 Alberta municipal districts and counties. Serving nearly 12,000 members, EQUS is the largest member-owned utility in Canada.

As the electrical provider of choice in rural Alberta, EQUS provides comprehensive distribution services that include:

  • The delivery of safe and reliable electricity, 24 hours a day, seven days a week;
  • Timely construction, maintenance and upgrades to power lines and facilities; and
  • A competitive investment program to mitigate start-up costs.


We operate offices in Innisfail, Claresholm and Onoway, with our Main Office located in Innisfail.

To get powered up in rural Alberta, contact EQUS today.

EQUS is a Rural Electrification Association (REA) and is a distributor, a regulated rate supplier and carries out for its members any function that is required or permitted to be carried out by a retailer. EQUS is therefore subject to certain regulations. One such regulation is the Code of Conduct Regulation, which is enforced by the Alberta Utilities Commission (or Commission) or the Market Surveillance Administrator (or MSA), who are independent of EQUS. Any complaints about EQUS regarding non-compliance with the Code of Conduct Regulation may be made to the Commission or the MSA.

As an EQUS member, your bill will include charges for energy, delivery, administration and taxes. You will pay delivery charges to EQUS for delivering energy to your home or business.  Delivery charges are regulated and are the same no matter which energy marketer you choose or if you remain on the regulated rate.

Whether you choose regulated service, or purchase your energy through a competitive retailer, the delivery of electricity to your home or business remains a fully regulated service.

Vision, Mission and Values

Our purpose and goal.


Co-operative Principles

The principles that guide us.



We have been serving rural Alberta for more than 70 years!



Work for the largest member-owned utility in Canada


All members are free to purchase electricity services through EQUS’ regulated rate tariff or from a retailer of their choice. The delivery of electricity to you is not affected by your choice. If you change who you purchase electricity services from, you will continue receiving electricity from EQUS. For a current list of retailers you may choose from, visit http://www.ucahelps.alberta.ca or call 310.4822 (toll free in Alberta).