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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....

Test driving careers

Three high school students had the opportunity to test drive potential future careers this summer at Coal and Mining. TransAlta partners with Careers: The Next Generation, and the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP), to employ summer students and...

Growing research and vegetation

Student study and research Land reclamation is an essential part of the mining process and one that TransAlta takes seriously. By restoring the land to similar pre-mining conditions, a boreal forest ecosystem will be able to sustain future life. Erika...

South Hedland achieves first-fire milestone

On August 2, TransAlta’s engineer, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor and project team successfully conducted the first fire testing on its simple cycle gas turbine, the first of the three gas turbines installed at the South Hedland power...

Bird’s eye view featuring peregrine falcons

TransAlta is proud to be a major sponsor of the peregrine falcon camera initiative, helping the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) to stream live video from web cameras set up at various peregrine falcon nesting sites in Edmonton and area. This...

TransAlta supports the Kainai Library

Helping increase literacy and programming on the Blood Tribe reserve The first of its kind Opening its doors in February 2013, the Kainai Library was the first of its kind in Canada — a public library right on a First Nation community. Located in...

Employees stepping up to help communities

TransAlta has no shortage of employees who spend their free time volunteering in their communities and last week was no exception. As the wildfires raged near TransAlta’s Alberta Coal and Mining operations near Duffield, Alberta, a group of employees lent...

One year of safe fuel delivery

Part of the process of generating safe, reliable power is making sure that the fuel for our power stations is delivered safely. We’re celebrating a full year of operations of the Fortescue River Gas Pipeline (FRGP), a joint venture project of TransAlta...

The end of an era: Cowley Ridge is decommissioned

Here’s how we get a 2,000 pound wind blade down 75 feet (approximately 24.5 meters). So far we have disassembled 17 turbines First and oldest The first and oldest commercial wind facility in Canada — Cowley Ridge, which began operating in 1993 — has...

Energizing communities with the United Way

Giving back to the community When a large group works together in a company, great things can be accomplished. At TransAlta, it’s not just about the energy we produce as a product, it’s about the energy of our people who come together to make a difference...