City of Red Deer Electric Light and Power department

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Corporate body

Authorized form of name

City of Red Deer Electric Light and Power department

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Other form(s) of name

  • Electric Light & Power
  • EL&P

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Dates of existence

1926 -


The Electric Light and Power department was started on April 1, 1926 when the City of Red Deer took over the operation of the local electric and power utility from Western General Electric (a local privately owned corporation).

In 1928, the City signed a long term wholesale electricity contract with Calgary Power and stopped generating power themselves. The department now existed for billing, maintenance, and installation.

From 1926 until 1969, Electric Light and Power functioned under a superintendent and reported to the Mayor / City Commissioner. In 1970 it moved under the Director of Engineering and Utilities / City Engineer. In 1995, Electric Light and Power moved to the Development Services division.


Red Deer (Alberta)

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Functions, occupations and activities

The functions of Electric Light and Power, as a regulated wires service provider, is to plan, build, operate and maintain Red Deer's electric transmission and distribution facilities.

Mandates/sources of authority

The Electric Light and Power department's mandate is to reliably deliver power to every customer in The City's service area (City of Red Deer internal website, April 2017).

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Red Deer and District Archives

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  • English



Administrative History Project, Electric Light and Power (2016)
City of Red Deer internal website (April 2017)

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  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC

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