100 Years – 100 People
The beginning of TransAlta, formerly known as Calgary Power
On Oct. 20, 2009 TransAlta celebrated the 100th anniversary of its incorporation. Originally known as the Calgary Power Company, the company produced its first megawatt of electricity on May 21, 1911 when the Horseshoe hydro-electric plant was commissioned. Throughout all these years, TransAlta has benefitted from the dedication and passion of its employees. To recognize their efforts and celebrate their contributions, TransAlta ran a series of web features entitled “100 Years, 100 people.” These stories recount the contributions of past and current employees who built and shaped our company to what it is today.