Community Commitment

TransAlta is one of the largest employers in Southwest Washington. When we purchased the Centralia plant in 1999, we immediately invested in pollution-control technology to make Centralia one of the cleanest coal-fired plants in the country. TransAlta and its more than 350 local employees are also committed to the community and together, have invested more than $10 million into regional projects and initiatives.

October 26, 2011 - Washington Governor Gregoire attends opening of TransAlta USA Headquarters

June 29, 2011 - "TransAlta Day at the Fair; Celebrating 100 Years" - August 19th

April 29, 2011 - Washington Governor Gregoire Signs TransAlta Energy Transition Bill

April 13, 2011 - Lou Florence takes on new role at TransAlta.  Centralia welcomes back Bob Nelson.

April 11, 2011 - House votes to pass the TransAlta Energy Transition Bill

March 21, 2011 - Lou Florence introduces the final video in the "Behind the Scenes at Centralia" series: "Respecting nature: Restoring the Centralia mine site"

March 15, 2011 - House Environment Committee Hearing on SSB 5769

March 5, 2011 - TransAlta, Legislators and Environmental Groups reach Agreement for Centralia’s Transition

February 25, 2011 - Senate Bill 5769 voted through Ways & Means Committee 

February 15, 2011 - Centralia community rallies to support TransAlta Coal Plant  

February 15, 2011 - Testimony on HB 1825: Lou Florence

February 15, 2011 - Testimony on HB 1825: Bob Nelson, Mine Manager

February 11, 2011 - Lou Florence discusses Testimony at Washington State Legislature

February 11, 2011 - Testimony on SB 5769: Lou Florence

February 9, 2011 - Lou Florence talks about reducing emissions and the third installment of the 'Behind the Scenes at Centralia' video series

January 26, 2011 - Lou Florence announces second video of 'Behind the Scenes at Centralia' series now available

December 13, 2010 - Lou Florence introduces the Behind the Scenes at Centralia video series

October 5, 2010 - TransAlta recognized for leading climate change disclosure practices by the global Carbon Disclosure Project.

June 22, 2010 - Update - TransAlta welcomes the finalized agreement with the Washington State Department of Ecology.