Fonds RG 26 Electric Light and Power department fonds - City of Red Deer Electric Light and Power department fonds

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City of Red Deer Electric Light and Power department fonds

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CORD EL&P fonds

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RED RG 26 Electric Light and Power department fonds

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8.9 cm of textual records

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(1926 -)

Administrative history

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.

Custodial history

Records were transferred in 3 accessions between 2002 and 2015 per City's records scheduling, retention and disposition schedule. Records were created as per daily business and operation function of the City of Red Deer's Public Works departmen

Scope and content

Fonds consists of the administrative and operational records created, accumulated, and used by the Electric Light & Power department at the City of Red Deer in 1926, 1988 to 1989, and 1993 to 1995.

The types of records include the first electricity meter card from 1926, TransAlta Utilities correspondence, and billing system changes.

No series assignment has been applied to the records in this fonds.

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Original order maintained.

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Copyright generally belongs to the City of Red Deer.

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Red Deer and District Archives

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  • English

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