Video Library

Dawn Farrell talks about growth with BNN

Friday, November 25, 2016, Dawn Farrell, CEO of TransAlta, joins BNN’s Greg Bonnell for a look at the growth strategy for TransAlta now that the overhang of the coal plant phaseout payout has lifted.

To learn more, see the entire clip on BNN.

SuccessFactors: Dart at TransAlta

In 2013, TransAlta launched Dart, an integrated, human capital management system. Dart provides employees and leaders one system to build successful careers and teams at TransAlta. The system is easy to use so employees and leaders can spend more time focusing on their objectives to do well in their careers.

Here is our success story from the launch of Dart. Thank you to SuccessFactors for helping us align our HR systems to our business objectives.

TransAlta. Our people. Our Values.

At TransAlta, our people are what make this company great. Our employees feel strongly about the values of TransAlta and work hard every day.
• Safety
• Environment
• Reliable Operations
• Commitment to our communities and each other
• Culture of Excellence

All of these define our values, drive our decision making and are incorporated into everyday living at TransAlta. To learn more, watch our video on YouTube.

Sundance 7: A Power Plant for the Future

TAMA Power, a partnership of TransAlta Corporation and MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company is committed to building reliable, economical and environmentally responsible natural gas fuelled power generation facilities for Albertans. Sundance 7, is planned to be a 800 megawatt (MW) combined-cycle natural gas plant located in Parkland County, Alberta near Lake Wabamun. Sundance 7: Powering Alberta and our future prosperity, while engaging the local community through every step of the project. View the video on YouTube here.

TransAlta & the 2013 Floods

The flood that hit Southern Alberta in June 2013 was unprecedented and devastating. Yet, the indomitable spirit of Albertans rose to the occasion, helping one another through the most destructive natural disaster the province had ever seen.

Almost 240 volunteers from TransAlta’s employee ranks contributed 1,179 hours in the days and weeks following the June flood that devastated people and communities close to Alberta’s Bow and Elbow rivers. Throughout the flood, TransAlta’s employees moved outside of their existing roles and took on additional responsibility – on the front lines at the facility level, in Calgary at our emergency response center, with first responders, with governments, regulators and community members.

View the video on YouTube here.

“The Demo”

TransAlta’s 2012 commercial. 100 Years ago we saw the future in electricity and we still do.

What does TransAlta do?

TransAlta is an active community partner as an energy generator and marketer. We provide energy in a safe, reliable and environmentally friendly manner — everyday. View the video on YouTube here.

TransAlta Celebrates 100 Years

When electricity power plants operate in regions for decades, the people and the operations become part of the social fabric of the surrounding community. Few companies have the experience in delivering electricity and custom solutions. Even fewer have lasted a century. This is a video dedicated to TransAlta — our history, achievements and a look into our energy future. View the video on YouTube here.

Video Tour: TransAlta Keephills 3 Facility

Learn how we generate clean electricity by taking this video tour of TransAlta Keephills 3, Canada’s most technologically advanced coal-fired power plant. View the video on YouTube here.

Keephills 3: Prime Innovation

Take a look at the video showcasing Keephills 3, the most technologically advanced coal-fired plant in Canada that is now operating commercially and dispatching power to the grid. Click here (27MB, .wmv).

Behind the Scenes at Centralia: Video Series

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 Washington state gets the same result, every time. There are four videos: Welcome to the Centralia Generationa Facility; Energizing communities with more than electricity; Reducing emissions at the Centralia Facility; and Respecting Nature: Restoring the Centralia mine site.

Steve Snyder named 2010 Canadian Energy Person of the Year

The Energy Council of Canada elected TransAlta President and CEO Steve Snyder as 2010 Canadian Energy Person of the Year. Mr. Snyder, the ninth recipient, joins past recipients including Charlie Fischer, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexen Inc. and Jacques Lamarre, President and CEO of SNC Lavalin. Read the detailed press release or view the video here.

Steve Snyder rings opening bell at the Toronto Stock Exchange

On Tuesday, October 5, 2010, TransAlta President and CEO Steve Snyder opened the TSX by ringing the bell alongside Carbon Disclosure Project peers from Deloitte & Touche, Scotiabank, BMO Financial Group, and others. Read the press release. View the 30-second Youtube video (by the TMX Group).

TransAlta’s Environmental Program – on video

TransAlta has been a recognized environmental leader for over a decade, and we continue to strive to find new ways to bridge the gap between the need for a cleaner environment and the energy demands of a growing economy.

As an environmental leader, we have a responsibility and an opportunity to make a difference.

Take a look at the following short videos. They were created to outline the different elements of TransAlta’s environmental program.

An environmental leader

TransAlta’s enviornmental program includes initiatives to responsibly manage the air, water and land surrounding its power plants.

Taking action: Wind Power

TransAlta has been a leader in wind power development for more than a decade.

Taking action: offsets and trading

Learn more about TransAlta’s role in the development of emissions offsets and trading markets.

The future of coal

As the fuel source for 50 per cent of North America’s power, it’s important that we work toward making coal a carbon neutral fuel.  Learn what TransAlta is doing about it.