July 28, 2008

TransAlta Appoints New Board Member

Canadian power generation and wholesale marketing company TransAlta has announced that Stephen Baum has been appointed to its board of directors.

Mr Baum is a retired chairman and CEO of Sempra Energy. Prior to that, he was president and vice chairman of Sempra Energy.

He was also chairman, CEO and a member of the board of directors of Enova, the parent company of San Diego Gas & Electric, where he served in various officer positions including general counsel.

Before joining San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), he was senior vice president and general counsel of the New York Power Authority. He has also held various legal positions, including general attorney at Orange & Rockland Utilities, and as an associate with the law firm Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle in New York City.