EQUS' Vegetation Management Program operates on a five-year cycle. For that cycle to be effective, the vegetation activity in our Service Areas needs to achieve enough clearance to maintain the line for five years. EQUS also uses a brush mower for larger slash locations and works diligently to facilitate the effective scheduling of both manpower and equipment to maintain an effective and cost efficient vegetation management program.
For safety reasons, members should not attempt to remove any vegetation within the vicinity of any power line. Members may be responsible for fees related to vegetation management on their property if they choose to maintain trees that will require regular trimming. In order to keep costs down for the entire membership, be sure to think before you plant, and, when in doubt, call your Area Office if you have any questions about planting trees in the vicinity of power lines.
For more information on areas that are scheduled for vegetation management, please contact your Area Office.
Scheduled vegetation management for 2023:
Mossleigh and East Hoping areas
Pole Replacement Schedule
EQUS will make every effort to notify members of any power outages that may be occurring during the pole replacement process. If crews require access to your property, they will contact you directly. Remember, annual pole replacements help to reduce power outages.
Wish you could move your service or make changes to it?
If EQUS is scheduled to be in your area for a pole replacement, you could save money by scheduling your service move or change in conjunction with the pole replacement program. Please contact your Area Office to find out how EQUS can assist you.
Pole Replacements for 2023
North Area: Alberta Beach area
Central Area: Didsbury area
South Area: Hollandale and Bow Island (south) areas
If you require information on pole replacement beyond 2023, please contact your Area Office.
For 2022, pole testing will occur in the following areas:
- North Area: Onoway South area
- Central Area: Sundre area
- Claresholm Area: Westwinds area
- Medicine Hat Area: West Hoping area
EQUS annually patrols lines in its Service Areas to ensure that maintenance and repairs are carried out in a timely and effective manner, which helps reduce unplanned power outages.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding line patrol, please do not hesitate to contact your EQUS Area Office.
Members are free to purchase electricity services from a retailer of their choice. For a list of retailers, visit http://www.ucahelps.alberta.ca or call 310.4822 (toll free in Alberta).