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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. 

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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

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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

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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

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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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A man wears a warm hat and blanket inside his house

6 easy ways to get your home winter ready

December 13, 2022

Temperatures have dropped, leaves have fallen, holiday music is playing everywhere, and the city has begun to light up in fe

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