Alberta utilities watchdog denies company's offer of 'refund' on consumer bills

Alberta utilities watchdog denies company's offer of 'refund' on consumer bills

A lineman reaches for a lift from a helicopter on powerlines near Carstairs, Alta., on July 23, 2014. Alberta's utilities watchdog has shut down a plan from AltaLink to give ratepayers a refund. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh) A lineman reaches for a lift from a helicopter on powerlines near Carstairs, Alta., on July 23, 2014. Alberta's utilities watchdog has shut down a plan from AltaLink to give ratepayers a refund. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

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