In September 2003, Fortis Inc. entered into an agreement with Aquila, Inc. for the purchase of its regulated electric utilities in British Columbia and Alberta for $1.4 billion. This was Fortis Inc.’s first investment in Western Canada. The acquisition closed in May of 2004 and the Alberta subsidiary was renamed FortisAlberta. FortisAlberta is a pure distribution utility using approximately 90,800 km of power lines and delivered 16,887 GWh of energy in 2019.

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electricity customers

90,800 km

distribution lines

  • Electricity distribution in Central and Southern Alberta
  • Service to over 60% of Alberta’s electricity distribution network
  • Regulated by the Alberta Utilities Commission


Connecting renewable energy

In 2017, FortisAlberta connected 220 Distribution Connected Energy projects, including the largest utility-grade solar farm in western Canada, near Brooks, Alberta.

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Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement's World of Choices

FortisAlberta aims to empower communities by contributing to organizations that offer programs and services in the areas of safety, education, the environment and wellness. With contributions of grants, event sponsorship and donations of time and energy, FortisAlberta is committed to making positive changes.

Each year, FortisAlberta sponsors World of Choices, where grade 10, 11 and 12 students are given the opportunity to speak with local Career Mentors who share exciting aspects of their work. Students are given access to emerging, traditional and non-traditional career possibilities and they learn about qualifications required to fulfill a chosen career path.

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