Adding up the benefits of the Wolfe Island Wind Facility

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Adding up the benefits of the Wolfe Island Wind Facility
  • At the height of construction during the winter of 2008, over 400 people were employed
  • Approximately 271 person years of work was clocked during construction
  • From the start to finish of construction, the direct cumulative local benefit resulting from the project is approximately $25 million
  • Over the summer of 2009, more than 2,000 people participated in tours of the wind facility and spent time in the community
  • The Amenities Agreement with the Township of Frontenac Islands provides approximately $645,000 per year in addition
December 23, 2009

Recipients of 2010 Aboriginal Scholarships chosen

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Recipients of 2010 Aboriginal Scholarships chosen

TransAlta has announced the recipients of its 2009/2010 Aboriginal Scholarships.

They are:

December 18, 2009

Wind turbine sounds have no adverse effect on health – study

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Wind turbine sounds have no adverse effect on health – study

A report issued in December 2009 shows there is no evidence that audible or sub-audible sounds from wind turbines have direct adverse effect on human health.

The report is the result of a comprehensive review of current literature on the perceived relation between health effects and wind turbines. Established by the Canadian and the American Wind Energy Associations, the panel undertaking the review consisted of experts in the fields of audiology, acoustics, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), occupational/environmental medicine, and public health.

December 15, 2009

Edison Electric Institute International Utility Conference - 2010

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Edison Electric Institute International Utility Conference

TransAlta CFO, Brian Burden, will be presenting at the Edison Electric Institute International Utility Conference being held March 14 - 16, 2010 in London, U.K.

After the event, the presentation will be posted on our website on the Investor Presentations page.

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March 15, 2010 - March 16, 2010

Credit Suisse Energy Summit - 2010

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Credit Suisse Energy Summit

TransAlta CFO, Brian Burden, will be presenting at the Credit Suisse Energy Summit being held Feb. 3-4, 2010 in Vail, Colorado.

After the event, the presentation will be posted on our website on the Investor Presentations page.

Event Date: 
February 3, 2010 - February 4, 2010

CIBC Institutional Investor Conference - 2010

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CIBC Institutional Investor Conference

TransAlta CFO, Brian Burden, will be presenting at the CIBC Institutional Investor Conference on Jan. 21, 2010 in Whistler, BC at 9 a.m. MST.

To register and listen in on the presentation, click here.

After the event, the presentation and webcast will be posted on our website on the Investor Presentations page.

Event Date: 
January 21, 2010

TransAlta sponsors Business Week (for teens)

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TransAlta sponsors Business Week (for teens)

Teenagers have lots of questions about their future.

  • What is it like working?
  • What kind of work do I want to do?
  • What skills and experience do I need?
  • Can I have fun or will I just sit at a desk all day?

Here’s a great way to find out.

Event Date: 
December 14, 2009 - December 18, 2009

Thanks a Million – TransAlta achieves United Way milestone for the 9th straight year (Centralia)

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Thanks a Million – TransAlta achieves United Way milestone for the 9th straight year

This fall, TransAlta staff and retirees from across the company pitched in to help raise more than a $1 million for the United Way in their respective communities.

At our Centralia complex, TransAlta employees helped raise close to $80,000.

Sandy Yanish, TransAlta’s area campaign coordinator for Centralia, said, “Our employees, contractors and retirees are extremely generous when it comes to supporting organizations that better their communities.”

December 4, 2009
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Thanks a Million – TransAlta achieves United Way milestone for the 9th straight year

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Thanks a Million – TransAlta achieves United Way milestone for the 9th straight year

This fall, TransAlta staff and retirees from across the company pitched in to help raise more than a $1 million for the United Way in their respective communities.

Across Ontario, TransAlta employees helped raise more than $70,000.

Lori Hoekstra, TransAlta’s area campaign coordinator for the company’s Sarnia facility, said, “The United Way depends on significant corporate support and each year we surprise and delight the United Way with our donation.”

December 4, 2009
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Index energy option

Save immediately by switching from your default electricity supplier and defer long-term commitments when electricity costs are expected to go (or continue) on a downward trend.

TransAlta’s index energy option mirrors the hourly electricity pool price but with two important distinctions:

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“I need competitive electricity costs today but now is not the time to make a long-term commitment.”

 

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