Innovation

Advancing Technology To Power Sustainability

Solar banner image provided by Borrego Solar

Innovation

We are doing what others are planning. Innovation in all areas of our buisness make us leaders in performance, safety, sustainability and product solutions.

Innovating in solar power education through SAIT partnership

TransAlta is proud to be part of innovative renewable energy education at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). Eight years ago, the Electrical Engineering Technology program launched a plan to commission a solar photovoltaic (PV) demonstration system for applied research and training. Through TransAlta’s funding towards the SAIT-TransAlta Applied Research and Training (START) Solar program, the project was launched and commissioned in March 2010. The project includes three different types of PV technology available in Canada with a five-kilowatt total power generation capacity. Located on the rooftop directly above the Power Engineering lab in the Thomas Riley building, the PV systems provide renewable energy research and training for students. We look forward to future renewable energy education possibilities!

TransAlta Named One Of Alberta’s Most Innovative Organizations Of 2016

TransAlta is proud to be featured by Alberta Venture as one of the province’s most innovative organizations. Chosen “For Betting Big on Renewables” and advancing cleaner power technologies, read more about why we were named.

Related Articles

New high-tech software leads to smarter water use

TransAlta develops innovative Hydro software to optimize water use Critical thinking generates innovation How can we achieve even more intelligent water use? That question led TransAlta’s Hydro group to develop a first-of-its-kind water management system....

Team spearheads innovative safety improvement

At a team meeting in late November, the rotating equipment engineering group heard from Danny Rowan, engineer in training, who wanted to talk about safety on the highway during the safety moment. (Safety moments happen at the beginning of every meeting of...

TransAlta wind engineers create industry-first software

Software allows standard monitoring and reporting across a diverse wind fleet No energy left behind. That’s the goal of TransAlta engineers who developed a new monitoring system make the company’s diverse wind fleet more efficient. TransAlta has 23 wind...