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How to protect your appliances from a power surge

February 21, 2023

Power outages are often an inconvenience.

A team of hydro workers attempt to repair broken equipment next to a road

What a year: Top five outages of 2022

January 24, 2023

If 2022 had an outage theme song, it would be “Working for the Weekend” by Calgary’s own, Loverboy. 

A brown bear in the snow

Hibernating at home? Our winter safety checklist

January 24, 2023

As Canadians, we spend a lot of time indoors, so it’s important to schedule a little safety housework, especially in the win

A heat pump on the side of a brick house on a sunny day

Why everyone's talking about heat pumps

January 24, 2023

We spend more than 80 per cent of our time indoors - whether at home, work, school, shopping, or enjoying recreational activ

Hydro workers climb a pole in a wintery forest

Future-proofing the electricity grid

December 13, 2022

In a recent Climate & Energy research article, t

A family and their dog laugh on Christmas morning

6 ways to protect your pets from electrical hazards

December 13, 2022

Pups donning winter boots, bunnies with a bow, and cats wearing Santa sweaters - who doesn’t love spending the holidays with

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