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Highvale Mine – Wabamun, AB
Location: Wabamun, AB
Legacy Fuel: Coal
Highvale Mine Decommissioning & Reclamation Plan and 10-year Renewal
Active coal mining at TransAlta’s Highvale Mine ceased at the end of December 2021 with the end of coal-fired generation at the Keephills and Sundance power plants. Operations at the Highvale Mine shifted to full-time reclamation in January 2022 with plans to have the Highvale Mine fully reclaimed by 2046.
TransAlta will be submitting under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (“EPEA”) a combined Decommissioning Plan and Final Reclamation Plan for the Highvale Mine to the Alberta Energy Regulator (“AER”) in June 2022. At the same time, TransAlta will file a 10-year Renewal for the Highvale Mine under EPEA, the Water Act and the Coal Conservation Act.
TransAlta values engagement with all participants and we welcome your involvement in the regulatory process for the combined Decommissioning Plan and Final Reclamation Plan integrated with the 10-year Renewal. Your participation helps TransAlta to understand desired end-land uses and to optimize the Highvale Mine reclamation plan where possible.
TransAlta hosted a public open house on March 17, 2022. The open house display materials are in the reference documents section below.
Highvale Mine Decommissioning and Reclamation Plan
AER Reclamation Fact Sheet
Booth 1 Highvale Mine Overview
Booth 1 Introduction & Reclaimed Land
Booth 2 Highvale Mine Reclamation Plan
Booth 2 Reclamation Process & Timeline
Booth 3 Environmental Considerations
Booth 3 Decommissioning & Environmental Considerations