TransAlta to launch the PowerTalk Series

Oct 19, 2010

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.

The half-day speakers’ series, taking place in Calgary, AB, will explore why sustainable energy matters to business, specifically on how businesses can create value, enhance reputation, manage risk and discover revenue opportunities.

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A best-selling author, Peter Tertzakian is the Chief Energy Economist of ARC Financial Corporation, one of the world’s leading energy investment firms. Peter’s background in geophysics, economics and finance, combined with his entrepreneurial spirit, helped him rise from the trenches of hands-on oil exploration fieldwork to become an internationally recognized, top-ranked expert in energy matters.

Rob Abbott is one of Canada’s leading sustainability strategists. Over the past twenty years, he has helped businesses all over the world discover wealth-creating opportunities through a deeper integration of sustainability with organizational and competitive strategy. A core focus of his current work is helping businesses worldwide embrace the audacious thinking and radical innovation necessary to transition to a less carbon intensive economy.


TransAlta is a power generation and wholesale marketing company focused on creating long-term shareholder value. TransAlta maintains a low-to-moderate risk profile by operating a highly contracted portfolio of assets in Canada, the United States and Australia. TransAlta’s focus is to efficiently operate our biomass, geothermal, wind, hydro, natural gas and coal facilities in order to provide our customers with a reliable, low-cost source of power. For 100 years, TransAlta has been a responsible operator and a proud contributor to the communities where we work and live. TransAlta is recognized for its leadership on sustainability by the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, the FTSE4Good Index and the Jantzi Social Index. TransAlta is Canada’s largest investor-owned renewable energy provider.

For more information:

Rebbekka McDougall
Phone: (403) 267-7335