TransAlta declares force majeure for its Sundance 3 thermal power plant

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TransAlta declares force majeure for its Sundance 3 thermal power plant

CALGARY, Alberta (June 7 , 2010) – TransAlta Corporation (TSX: TA; NYSE: TAC) today announced it has declared force majeure due to the mechanical failure of critical generator components at its 353 megawatt (MW) Sundance 3 thermal plant located in Wabamun, Alberta. The Sundance 3 unit is expected to be back in service by June 20, running at a reduced capability estimated at 330 MW. The actual capability of the unit will be determined once on-line testing is completed.

June 7, 2010
TransAlta Corporation today announced it has declared force majeure due to the mechanical failure of critical generator components at its 353 megawatt (MW) Sundance 3 thermal plant located in Wabamun, Alberta.

A letter from Lou Florence about the NOx emissions agreement between TransAlta and the Washington State Department of Ecology

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Centralia Update

It’s time to clear the air about emissions from the Centralia plant

Dear community member,

Earlier this month, the Washington State Department of Ecology released details of the agreement between TransAlta and the State regarding nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission controls at the Centralia plant. The signing of the agreement is the final step in a process that started in 2008 and we welcome it as another positive move toward real emissions reductions that benefit our environment and community.

Centralia Update - April 26, 2010

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An update from Lou Florence on TransAlta’s agreement to begin negotiations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the Centralia coal-fired plant

April 26, 2010

Dear Community Member,

On April 26, TransAlta and Governor Chris Gregoire signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enter discussions on an agreement to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the Centralia coal-fired plant and provide replacement capacity by 2025.

TransAlta to launch the PowerTalk Series

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TransAlta to launch the PowerTalk Series

CALGARY, Alberta - TransAlta Corporation will soon launch its inaugural PowerTalk Series on Monday, November 8, 2010 bringing together two of Canada's most sought-after experts on energy conservation and sustainability strategies: Peter Tertzakian is a best-selling author of The End of Energy Obesity and A Thousand Barrels a Second; and Rob Abbott, one of the country's leading sustainability strategists.

October 19, 2010

TransAlta declares dividend

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TransAlta declares dividend

CALGARY, Alberta (April 29, 2010) – The Board of Directors of TransAlta Corporation (TSX: TA; NYSE: TAC) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.29 per share on common shares payable July 1, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business June 1, 2010.

April 29, 2010
The Board of Directors of TransAlta Corporation (TSX: TA; NYSE: TAC) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.29 per share on common shares payable July 1, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business June 1, 2010.

Goldman Sachs 10th Annual Power and Utility Conference

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Goldman Sachs 10th Annual Power and Utility Conference

TransAlta's Chief Operating Officer, Dawn Farrell, will be attending the Goldman Sachs 10th Annual Power and Utility Conference in New York City held on August 12, 2010.

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August 12, 2010

TransAlta named as a finalist for the Edison Electric Institute Edison award

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TransAlta named as a finalist for the Edison Electric Institute Edison award

CALGARY, Alberta– TransAlta Corporation (TSX:TA; NYSE:TAC) was today named by the Edison Electric Institute as a finalist for the organization’s highest award.

The Edison award honors “distinguished leadership, innovation and contribution to the advancement of the electric industry for the benefit of all,” and is presented annually to one U.S. and one international electric company selected from members of the Edison Electric Institute, the association of shareholder-owned electric companies.

April 26, 2010

TransAlta and Washington state agree to formal talks on transitioning the Centralia facility to cleaner energy sources while protecting jobs, the local economy and investor value

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TransAlta and Washington state agree to formal talks on transitioning the Centralia facility to cleaner energy sources while protecting jobs, the local economy and investor value

CALGARY, Alberta – TransAlta Corporation (TransAlta) (TSX: TA; NYSE: TAC) and Governor Chris Gregoire today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enter discussions on an agreement to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the Centralia coal-fired plant and provide replacement capacity by 2025. The MOU reflects a shared interest between TransAlta, Gov. Gregoire and the Washington state Department of Ecology in reducing emissions while providing Washington citizens and businesses with secure, reliable power.

April 26, 2010

100 Years - 100 People (1980 - 1989)

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Becoming TransAlta
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    Majorie Contenti

    Majorie Contenti was born in Drumheller. Her career with the company started in March of 1980 when she was hired as an information representative in the Edmonton Public Affairs office.

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100 Years - 100 People (1970 - 1979)

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Growth, environmental protection and the role of women in the work place

 

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