challenges

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TransAlta made significant strides forward in 2011, however there are always areas where we can improve. In some cases, we've already implemented plans to improve our performance. In others, we continue to seek solutions and consult in a transparent fashion with a wide variety of stakeholders ranging from community members to various levels of government, regulators, as well as through energy industry and public policy initiatives.

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highlights

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highlights and challenges
  • Our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased by 24 per cent in 2011 from 2010 levels.
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CEO’s message

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CEO’s message

Dawn Farrell became TransAlta’s new president and chief executive officer on January 2, 2012. Prior to this appointment, she served as chief operating officer and has been with TransAlta for 23 of the 27 years she’s been in the power business. Here, she answers questions about TransAlta’s sustainability philosophy, current goals and challenges, and how our people and assets performed in 2011.

 

Q: How does TransAlta define sustainability?

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TransAlta declares dividends

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TransAlta declares dividends

CALGARY, Alberta (April 28, 2011) – The Board of Directors of TransAlta Corporation (TSX: TA; NYSE: TAC) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.29 per share on common shares payable July 1, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business June 1, 2011.

The Board of Directors of TransAlta Corporation also declared a dividend of $0.2875 per share on TransAlta’s issued and outstanding Cumulative Redeemable Rate Reset First Preferred Shares, Series A, payable on June 30, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business June 1, 2011.

April 28, 2011

TransAlta announces strong first quarter results

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TransAlta announces strong first quarter results
  • Q1 2011 comparable earnings per share(1) increased 26 per cent to $0.34
  • Funds from operations(1) increased $32 million or 17 per cent to $226 million
  • Announced 66 MW New Richmond wind facility

CALGARY, Alberta (Apr. 26, 2011) – TransAlta Corporation (TransAlta) (TSX: TA; NYSE: TAC) today reported comparable earnings(1) for the first quarter of 2011 of $75 million ($0.34 per share) versus $60 million ($0.27 per share) for the same period in 2010.

April 26, 2011

Q1 2011 Results and conference call

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Q1 2011 Results and conference call
TransAlta Corporation will release its first quarter 2011 results before market open on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.
 
A conference call and webcast to discuss the results will be held for investors, analysts, members of the media and other interested parties the same day beginning at 9:00 a.m. Mountain (11:00 a.m.
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April 26, 2011

Advisory: TransAlta first quarter 2011 conference call and annual shareholder meeting

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Advisory: TransAlta first quarter 2011 conference call and annual shareholder meeting

CALGARY, Alberta (April 5, 2011) – TransAlta Corporation (TSX: TA; NYSE: TAC) will release its first quarter 2011 results before market open on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. A conference call and webcast to discuss the results will be held for investors, analysts, members of the media and other interested parties the same day beginning at 9:00 a.m. Mountain (11:00 a.m. Eastern). The media will be invited to ask questions following investors and analysts.

April 5, 2011

TransAlta Annual Meeting of Shareholders

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TransAlta Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Dial-in number:
Toll-free North American participants – 1-888-396-8049

View webcast here.

The Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held at 11:00 a.m. MST on Thursday, April 28, 2011 in Calgary, Alberta, at the Metropolitan Conference Centre, Grand Lecture Theatre.

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April 28, 2011

TransAlta 2010 annual report now available

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TransAlta 2010 annual report now available

TransAlta’s 2010 annual report is now available for download (in PDF format) and has been filed with SEDAR.

Hardcopies of the report will be mailed in March to shareholders who indicated an interest in receiving one. Additional requests for copies of the annual report may be made by contacting TransAlta’s Investor Relations team at 1-800-387-3598.

March 10, 2011

IFRS Information Session and Conference Call

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IFRS Information Session and Conference Call

TransAlta will host an International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) information session and conference call on Thursday, March 24, 2011 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Mountain (11:00 a.m. Eastern).

To assist in communicating the impact of the transition to IFRS, TransAlta will present its unaudited results for the year ended December 31, 2010 in accordance with IFRS. Presenters will be Brett Gellner, Chief Financial Officer, and Hume Kyle, Vice President Controller and Treasurer.

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March 24, 2011