TransAlta to speak at the Credit Suisse 2010 Energy Summit

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TransAlta to speak at the Credit Suisse 2010 Energy Summit

CALGARY, Alberta (Feb. 1, 2010) – Brian Burden, TransAlta Corporation’s (TSX:TA; NYSE:TAC) Chief Financial Officer, will speak at the Credit Suisse 2010 Energy Summit in Vail Colorado on Feb. 4, 2010 at approximately 9:25 a.m. MST.

February 1, 2010

TransAlta declares dividend

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TransAlta declares dividend

CALGARY, Alberta (Jan 29, 2010) – 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 April 1, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business March 1, 2010.

All currency is expressed in Canadian dollars except where noted.

January 29, 2010
The Board of Directors of TransAlta Corporation today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.29 per share on common shares payable April 1, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business March 1, 2010.

TransAlta makes donation and pledges to match employee donations for Haiti earthquake relief

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TransAlta makes donation and pledges to match employee donations for Haiti earthquake relief

On Jan. 12, off the western coast of Haiti, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck followed by several powerful aftershocks, causing buildings to collapse in Port au Prince and chaos as people fled the damage.

Although the devastation is far from our operations, the immediate need for funds for Haiti's many victims has not been lost on TransAlta. To help provide immediate relief, TransAlta has made an initial donation of $25,000 Cdn to the Canadian Red Cross Haiti Earthquake Fund.

January 15, 2010

TransAlta awarded 25-year power purchase agreement with NB Power; announces expansion of Kent Hills wind farm

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TransAlta awarded 25-year power purchase agreement with New Brunswick Power; announces expansion of Kent Hills wind farm to 150 MW

CALGARY, Alberta – TransAlta Corporation (TSX: TA; NYSE: TAC) today announced it has been awarded a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to provide an additional 54 megawatts (MW) of wind power to New Brunswick Power Distribution and Customer Service Corporation.

January 11, 2010
TransAlta Corporation today announced it has been awarded a 25-year power purchase agreement to provide an additional 54 megawatts of wind power to New Brunswick Power Distribution and Customer Service Corporation.

TransAlta 2009 fourth quarter and year-end results and conference call

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TransAlta 2009 fourth quarter and year-end results and conference call

TransAlta Corporation will release its 2009 fourth quarter and year-end results before market open on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 so as to align with the timing of filing its annual audited financial statements, 2009 annual management discussion and analysis, and annual information form.

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February 24, 2010

Advisory: TransAlta 2009 fourth quarter and year-end results and conference call

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Advisory: TransAlta 2009 fourth quarter and year-end results and conference call

CALGARY, Alberta (January 5, 2010) – TransAlta Corporation (TSX: TA; NYSE: TAC) will this year release its 2009 fourth quarter and year-end results before market open on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 so as to align with the timing of filing its annual audited financial statements, 2009 annual management discussion and analysis, and annual information form. 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).

January 5, 2010
TransAlta Corporation will this year release its 2009 fourth quarter and year-end results before market open on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 so as to align with the timing of filing its annual audited financial statements, 2009 annual management discussion and analysis, and annual information form.

Township of Frontenac Islands receives first amenities cheque

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Township of Frontenac Islands receives first amenities cheque

On October 9, 2009, the first Amenities Agreement cheque was presented to the Township of Frontenac Islands. Major Jim Vanden Hoek accepted the cheque from John Forster and Trudy de Ruiter of TransAlta.

“This is a great day,” Mayor Vanden Hoek enthused. “This is the best news this community has experienced in a long time. Contributing to the greening of the Ontario power landscape, creating new skilled full-time jobs and adding wealth to our community are all huge achievements. Wecelebrate this success.”

December 23, 2009
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Construction of the new ice rink, which will benefit all Wolfe Islanders.

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