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2013-06-10 16:22:02

CALGARY, June 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Whitecap Resources Inc. (TSX: WCP) is pleased to announce that Ken Stickland has been appointed to the Whitecap Board of Directors effective June 10, 2013 and will also serve as a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Stickland is currently the Chief Business Development Officer of TransAlta Corporation. Prior to joining TransAlta in January 2001, Mr. Stickland was a partner with the Calgary law firm of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP where he...

2011-10-26 13:00:00

CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TransAlta Corporation (TransAlta) (TSX: TA; NYSE: TAC), Canada's largest provider of renewable energy, is launching plans to grow its presence in the western United States, opening the headquarters of TransAlta USA today in Olympia, Washington. "Positioning our U.S. headquarters in Olympia and the appointment of Paul Taylor as President, TransAlta USA demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the state of Washington and supports our plan to...

2011-04-29 15:24:00

OLYMPIA, Wash., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gov. Chris Gregoire today, joined by TransAlta executives, legislators, and members of the environmental and labor communities, signed legislation to phase out coal-fired energy production at the TransAlta power plant in Centralia. Senate Bill 5769 solidifies into law a collaborative agreement to close the state's two coal boilers - the first in 2020 and the second in 2025. The agreement provides a path to cleaner power while allowing the...

2010-10-12 07:30:00

MALVERN, Pa., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- REALTECH, Inc., the North American affiliate of REALTECH AG, a long-time SAP® software and technology partner, today announced the successful migration of TransAlta's SAP systems from IBM AIX and Oracle to Microsoft Windows 2008 and SQL Server 2008. As part of the same project, REALTECH also completed implementation of TransportManager for TransAlta. REALTECH TransportManager is an easy-to-use software solution for the automated...

2010-04-26 12:48:00

WASHINGTON, April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) today named six finalists for the Edison Award, the electricity industry's highest honor. American Electric Power, Portland General Electric, Public Service Enterprise Group and Xcel Energy were nominated for the U.S. Edison Award, while TransAlta Corporation was selected along with a joint nomination by British Columbia Transmission Corporation and Hydro-Quebec for the international Edison Award. The...

2009-10-14 11:54:00

Project Pioneer designed to sequester 1 million tonnes of CO(2) annually from power plant emissions EDMONTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Capital Power Corporation (TSX: CPX) is partnering with TransAlta and Alstom Canada (Alstom) to develop what will be one of the world's largest Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects, Project Pioneer (Pioneer). A Letter of Intent has been signed with the Province of Alberta, under which Pioneer will be eligible to receive funding from the...

2009-09-28 08:47:20

Preventative steps have minimal impact on economics and energy generated at test facility Scientists at the University of Calgary have found a way to reduce bat deaths from wind turbines by up to 60 percent without significantly reducing the energy generated from the wind farm. The research, recently published in the Journal of Wildlife Management, demonstrates that slowing turbine blades to near motionless in low-wind periods significantly reduces bat mortality. "Biologically, this makes...

2008-10-22 15:00:27

Alstom, a global leader in equipment and services for the power generation and rail transportation industries, today announced the opening of a new office in Washington, D.C., extending the company's network in North America. The strong and growing demand for clean, alternative power generation solutions and for efficient mass transportation systems in North America presents unique opportunities for Alstom in the region. The company is committed to developing new technologies that...

2008-10-20 12:00:27

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/f7a02e/renewable_energy_i) has announced the addition of the "Renewable Energy in Canada" report to their offering. Our Renewable Energy in Canada industry profile is an essential resource for top-level data and analysis covering the renewable energy industry. It includes detailed data on market size and segmentation, plus textual and graphical analysis of the key trends and competitive landscape, leading companies and...

2008-10-09 06:00:35

US-based power producer InterGen has acquired the 252MW Campeche facility and the 259MW Chihuahua facility, both in Mexico, from TransAlta for $303.5 million. The transaction was funded by a combination of InterGen equity and limited recourse debt. The Campeche facility is located at Palizada in the state of Campeche in the Yucatan Peninsula; while the Chihuahua facility is located in the industrial border region of Juarez, south of the US-Mexico border. Both combined-cycle projects began...