Community Commitment.

TransAlta is one of the largest employers in Southwest Washington. When we purchased the Centralia plant in 1999, we immediately invested in pollution-control technology to make Centralia one of the cleanest coal-fired plants in the country. TransAlta and its more than 270 employees are also committed to the community and together, have invested more than $10 million into regional projects and initiatives.

Meet the Centralia Facility & Team

Although you may not realize it, TransAlta’s Centralia Facility plays an important role in the daily lives of thousands of Washingtonians. The facility and its dedicated team of operation, environment and maintenance experts are hard at work day and night providing about 10 percent of the state’s power and contributing more than $100 million to the state and local economy each year. We have invested more than $300 million to make Centralia one of the cleanest coal plants in North America today and we continue to improve our environmental performance.

Take a behind-the-scenes look at what our employees are doing to ensure that turning on a light switch at home or work across our state gets the same result, every time. Please, check back regularly, share the video and send any feedback or questions to