TransAlta to speak at the CIBC World Markets Whistler Institutional Investor Conference

Jan 14, 2011

CALGARY, Alberta (Jan. 14, 2011) – Brett Gellner, TransAlta Corporation’s (TSX:TA;NYSE:TAC) Chief Financial Officer, will speak at the CIBC World Markets 14th Annual Whistler Institutional Investor Conference in Whistler British Columbia on Jan. 20, 2011 at approximately 9:00 a.m. MST.

A link to the web cast will be available here.

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:

Media Inquiries:

Bob Klager
Director, Public Affairs
Phone: (403) 267-7330

Investor Inquiries:

Jess Nieukerk
Director, Investor Relations
Phone: 1 800-387-3598 in Canada and U.S.