Existing Customer

“Electricity is an essential service and our business is about powering people. TransAlta is a positive force in many lives, as we have been for 100 years.” – Steve Snyder, former President and Chief Executive Officer  

Electricity has helped build the global economy. It is the driver of incredible economic growth, the provider of essential services and the root of prosperity and a high standard of living.

We also realize our activities have impact on the lives we touch and on the places where we operate. Our goal is to provide reliable, competitive power in a responsible, sustainable way.

TransAlta is a power generation and wholesale energy marketing company with operations in Canada, the U.S. and Australia. We own, operate and manage a highly contracted and geographically diversified portfolio of assets and use of a broad range of generation fuels, including coal, natural gas, hydro, wind and geothermal. We operate a variety of markets to generate electricity, find buyers for the power we generate and arrange for transmission.

TransAlta at a glance

Parent Company

TransAlta Corporation

Number of Employees


Total Assets

Over 70 facilities in Canada, U.S. and Australia

Energy Delivered

41,012 gigawatt hours (GWh) were produced at an average plant availability of 88.2 per cent for the year ended December 31, 2011

Net Generation Capacity

8,386 MW*

Fuel Types Natural gas, coal, wind and hydro

*Excludes facilities in development.

Last updated: September 29, 2014