TransAlta Corporation - Power Plants and SWOT Analysis, 2015 Update

Date: May 27, 2015
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TransAlta Corporation - Power Plants and SWOT Analysis, 2015 Update

Summary

The report contains a detailed description of the power generation company’s business operations, history, corporate strategy, and business structure. This report contains a detailed SWOT analysis, information on key employees (executives), and major products and services.

Scope
  • Major Power Plants (assets) - summarized and detailed information about the power plants (assets).
  • Operational Metrics (capacity, generation, revenue, sales, number of consumers).
  • Business description - A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
  • Corporate strategy - GlobalData’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
  • SWOT analysis - A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
  • Company history - Progression of key events associated with the company.
  • Major products and services - A list of major products, services and brands
  • Key employees - A list of the key executives and personnel heading key departments/functions.
  • Executive biographies - A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
  • Financial deals - Coverage of key financial deals from 2006 onwards, depending upon information availability
  • Important locations and subsidiaries - A list of key locations and subsidiaries of the company, including contact details.
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  • Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research purposes. Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and major products and services are incorporated in the profile to assist in various business decisions (M&A and JV).
  • Identify potential customers and suppliers with this report’s analysis of the company’s business structure, operations, major products and services and business strategy.
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Company Snapshot
Key Information
Company Overview
SWOT Snapshot
Operational Metrics
TransAlta Corporation, Operational Metrics, By Capacity
TransAlta Corporation, Operational Metrics, By Generation
TransAlta Corporation, Operational Metrics, By Sales
TransAlta Corporation, Wind Farms
TransAlta Corporation, Wind Farms, Canada
TransAlta Corporation, Hydro Power Plants
TransAlta Corporation, Hydro Power Plants, Canada
TransAlta Corporation, Thermal Power Plants
TransAlta Corporation, Thermal Power Plants, Canada
Business Description
Business Overview
Major Products and Services
History
SWOT Analysis
Overview
TransAlta Corporation Strengths
Improved Plant Availability: Generation
Performance: Canadian Coal Operations
Focus towards Lower Risk Business Activities: Energy Marketing Segment
TransAlta Corporation Weaknesses
Working Capital Deficit
Pricing Allegations
TransAlta Corporation Opportunities
Expansion Initiatives
Increasing Demand for Electricity: Australia
Focus on Increasing Reliability of Power Supply
TransAlta Corporation Threats
Stringent Government Regulations
Seasonal Demand
Volatility in the Market
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios
Key Employees
Key Employee Biographies
Company Statement
Locations And Subsidiaries
Head Office
Other Locations & Subsidiaries
Financial Deals Landscape
Recent Developments
TransAlta Corporation - Recent Developments
Mar 24, 2010: TransAlta Receives Approval From AUC To Develop 69MW Wind Farm Near Fort Macleod, Alberta
Nov 06, 2014: TransAlta Travels to Peru to Help Light Up the World
Jun 26, 2013: TransAlta Launches TransAlta Renewables
Oct 26, 2012: TransAlta And MidAmerican Energy Create New Partnership To Develop Gas-fired Power Projects In Canada
Oct 26, 2011: TransAlta Expands Its Presence In Western US
Mar 28, 2011: TransAlta Expands Development In Quebec With 66 MW New Richmond Wind Project
Nov 10, 2010: TransAlta To Construct 800MW Natural Gas-Fueled Power Station Near Edmonton, Canada
Jun 28, 2010: Enbridge Joins TransAlta On Project Pioneer
Jun 16, 2010: SunEdison Acquires Sites For Development Of Two Ground-Mounted Solar PV Projects
Apr 26, 2010: TransAlta And Washington Sign MOU For Agreement To Reduce GHG Emissions From Centralia Coal-Fired Plant
Feb 20, 2010: TransAlta, EPCOR to complete construction on Edmonton-area coal-fired plant
Oct 14, 2009: Capital Power Partners On Post-Combustion CCS Project At Keephills 3
Jun 10, 2009: TransAlta Plans To Design, Build And Operate 72 MW Ardenville Wind Farm In Southern Alberta
Apr 28, 2009: TransAlta Plans To Design, Build And Operate 72 MW Ardenville Wind Farm In Southern Alberta
Aug 18, 2008: ANEDC, TransAlta Sign MoU To Develop 100 MW Wind Farm For SaskPower
May 27, 2008: TransAlta Expands Summerview Wind Farm In Southern Alberta
Apr 09, 2008: TransAlta To Build Kent Hills Wind Farm In 2008
Apr 03, 2008: TransAlta Signs Agreement With Alstom To Develop CCS Project In Canada
Feb 13, 2008: TransAlta Plans To Build Blue Trail Wind Power Project In Southern Alberta
Jul 17, 2007: TransAlta Expands Kent Hills Wind Power Project
Feb 26, 2007: TransAlta And EPCOR To Proceed With Keephills 3 Power Project
Mar 14, 2006: TransAlta Signs Development Agreement With EPCOR For Alberta Power Project
Apr 28, 2015: TransAlta Reports First Quarter 2015 Results
Feb 19, 2015: TransAlta Reports Strong Results For The Fourth Quarter Of 2014 - Outlook For 2015 Is In Line With 2014
Jan 23, 2015: TransAlta Declares Dividends
Oct 30, 2014: TransAlta Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results
Oct 29, 2014: TransAlta Declares Dividends
Jul 30, 2014: TransAlta Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results
Jul 22, 2014: TransAlta Declares Dividends Jul 22, 2014
Jun 24, 2014: TransAlta Marks 20-Year Sustainability Reporting Milestone
Feb 04, 2014: TransAlta Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results, Conference Call
Dec 20, 2013: TransAlta Renewables Declares Increase in Monthly Dividend Following Close of Wyoming Wind Farm
Oct 31, 2013: TransAlta Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results
Oct 30, 2013: TransAlta declares dividends
Oct 30, 2013: TransAlta declares dividends
Oct 08, 2013: Advisory: TransAlta third quarter 2013 results, conference call
Jul 30, 2013: TransAlta Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results July 30, 2013
Jul 23, 2013: TransAlta declares dividends
Apr 23, 2013: TransAlta Reports Revenue Of CAD540m In Q1 2013
Feb 27, 2013: TransAlta Reports Revenue Of CAD2.3 Billion In 2012
Oct 26, 2012: TransAlta Reports Revenue Of CAD538m In Q3 2012
Jul 31, 2012: TransAlta Reports Revenue Of CAD407m In Q2 2012
Apr 26, 2012: TransAlta Reports Revenue Of CAD656m In Q1 2012
Mar 02, 2012: TransAlta Reports Revenue Of CAD2.6 Billion In 2011
Oct 28, 2011: TransAlta Reports Revenues Of CAD629m In Q3 2011
Jul 28, 2011: TransAlta Reports Revenue Of CAD515m In Q2 2011
Apr 26, 2011: TransAlta Reports Revenues Of CAD818m In Q1 2011
Feb 24, 2011: TransAlta Reports Revenues Of $2.82 Billion In 2010
Oct 29, 2010: TransAlta Reports Revenues Of CAD700m In Q3 2010
Jul 29, 2010: TransAlta Reports Net Earnings Of CAD51 Million In Q2 2010
Apr 27, 2010: TransAlta Reports Net Earnings Of $67 Million In Q1 2010
Feb 24, 2010: TransAlta Reports Net Earnings Of $181 Million In 2009
Oct 27, 2009: TransAlta Reports Net Earnings Of CAD66 Million In Q3 2009
Jul 30, 2009: TransAlta Reports Revenues Of CAD585 Million In Q2 2009
Apr 28, 2009: TransAlta Reports Net Earnings Of CAD42 Million In Q1 2009
Jan 29, 2009: TransAlta Increases Quarterly Dividend
Jan 29, 2009: TransAlta Reports 2008 Results
Oct 30, 2008: TransAlta Reports 3Q 2008 Results
Oct 23, 2008: TransAlta Declares Dividend
Jul 31, 2008: TransAlta Declares 2Q 2008 Results
Jul 07, 2008: TransAlta To Declare Q2 2008 Results
Apr 23, 2008: TransAlta Declares Dividend
Apr 21, 2008: TransAlta Declares Q1 2008 Results
Feb 01, 2008: TransAlta Declares Dividend
Feb 01, 2008: TransAlta Declares Q4 2007 Results
Nov 13, 2007: TransAlta Declares Dividend
Jul 27, 2007: TransAlta Reports Q2 2007 Results
Jul 24, 2007: TransAlta Declares Dividend
Apr 25, 2007: TransAlta Declares Dividend
Apr 24, 2007: TransAlta Reports Q1 2007 Results
Oct 26, 2006: TransAlta Declares Dividend
Oct 20, 2006: TransAlta Reports Q3 2006 Results
Jul 26, 2006: TransAlta Declares Dividend
Jul 21, 2006: TransAlta Reports Q2 2006 Results
Apr 27, 2006: TransAlta Declares Dividend
Apr 21, 2006: TransAlta Declares Q1 2006 Results
Jan 27, 2006: TransAlta Declares Dividend
Jan 27, 2006: TransAlta Reports Q4 2005 Results
Apr 29, 2015: Sustainability Report: TransAlta Achieves Targets in Environment, Safety and Economic Development
Mar 19, 2015: TransAlta Completes Natural Gas Pipeline In Western Australia
Jan 14, 2015: Preferential Sharing of Records between TransAlta Corporation and Capital Power Generation Services Inc.
Dec 12, 2014: TransAlta Corporation Transmission Line 876L
Dec 11, 2014: Notice Hearing for development of Sundance 7, a 856-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant, in the Wabamun area
Oct 29, 2014: Notice of Proceeding - Application for an order regarding the sharing of records not available to the public between TransAlta Corporation and Capital Power Generation Services Inc.
Sep 16, 2014: TransAlta Appoints Mr. John P. Dielwart to its Board of Directors
Aug 26, 2014: TransAlta Appoints Mr. Thomas Jenkins to its Board of Directors
Jul 28, 2014: TransAlta to build highly efficient power station in Western Australia
Mar 18, 2014: TransAlta Announces Executive Leadership Team Appointments
Jan 27, 2014: TAMA Power Introduces Sundance 7: A Power Plant for the Future
Jan 17, 2014: TAMA Transmission successfully qualifies to compete in next phase of Fort McMurray Transmission Project
Jan 16, 2014: TransAlta to build natural gas pipeline in Western Australia
Jun 23, 2013: TransAlta Restores Power At Cascade Hydro Power Facility In Banff National Park
May 23, 2013: TransAlta Updates Return-To-Service Dates For Keephills 1 And Sundance 1 Power Plants
May 08, 2013: TransAlta Provides Update On Outage At Unit 1 Of Keephills Power Plant In Canada
Mar 26, 2013: TransAlta Declares Force Majeure On Keephills 1 Power Plant
Mar 13, 2013: TransAlta Commissions New Richmond Wind Facility In Quebec, Canada
Jan 23, 2013: Puget Sound Energy Files For Reconsideration Of Certain Conditions In Approval Of Proposed Agreement For Centralia Power Plant
Nov 23, 2012: TransAlta Granted Claim Of Force Majeure On Unit 3 Of Sundance Coal-fired Power Plant In Canada
Nov 08, 2012: AUC Approves Time Extension Request Filed By TransAlta To Complete Spray Hydro Power Plant Transformer Replacement
Sep 30, 2012: TCI Provides Construction Update On Two Wind Power Projects Totaling 191 MW Capacity In Canada
Jul 25, 2012: AUC Approves Application Of TransAlta To Alter And Operate Unit 3 AT Sundance Power Plant In Alberta
Jul 23, 2012: Independent Arbitration Panel Validates TransAlta’s Operating Practices And Grants Claim Of Force Majeure On Sundance Units 1 And 2
Dec 20, 2011: TransAlta Appoints Dawn Farrell As Director To Board
Dec 16, 2011: Washington Department Of Ecology Approves Changes To Regional Haze Plan
Nov 30, 2011: TransAlta Reports Expected Impact Of Outage At Genesee 3 Power Plant In Alberta, Canada
Nov 29, 2011: AUC Approves Application Of TransAlta To Alter And Operate Pocaterra Hydro Power Plant In Kananaskis
Nov 15, 2011: Capital Power Notifies Maintenance Outage At Genesee 3 Unit
Sep 01, 2011: Capital Power And TransAlta Announce Completion Of Keephills 3 Coal-fired Generating Facility In Canada
Aug 29, 2011: TransAlta To Host Fifth Alberta Fixed-price Wholesale Power Auction
Jul 27, 2011: TransAlta Announces Management Changes
Jul 06, 2011: TransAlta Energy Submits Application With OEB For Electricity Wholesaler License
May 12, 2011: Catch the Wind Signs Sales Agreement With TransAlta For 20 Vindicator LWS Units
Apr 29, 2011: Washington Governor Signs Legislation To Phase Out Coal-Fired Energy Production At TransAlta Power Plant In Centralia
Mar 25, 2011: AUC Approves Application Of TransAlta To Replace 25/138kV Step-Up Transformer At Horseshoe Power Plant
Mar 05, 2011: Agreement Reached To Retire TransAlta’s Coal-Fired Power Plant In Washington: Sierra Club
Mar 02, 2011: TransAlta To Host Alberta Fixed-Price Power Auction
Feb 24, 2011: TransAlta Designates Gordon D. Giffin As Next Chairman To Board
Feb 09, 2011: TransCanada Responds To Notice Seeking Termination Of Sundance 1 And 2 PPA
Feb 08, 2011: TransAlta Issues Notice Of Termination For Sundance 1 And 2 Coal-Fired Generation Units
Feb 07, 2011: AUC Approves Application Of TransAlta To Conduct Maintenance Overhaul Of Spray G2 Generator
Jan 16, 2011: TransAlta Resumes Power Generation At Unit 4 Of Sundance Coal-Fueled Power Station In Alberta, Canada
Jan 16, 2011: TransAlta Idles Keephills 2 Coal-Fueled Power Station In Alberta, Canada
Jan 04, 2011: TransAlta Declares Force Majeure For Sundance 1 And 2 Coal-Fired Generation Units
Dec 06, 2010: TransAlta Announces Commissioning Of 123MW Wind Power From Two New Facilities In Canada
Nov 28, 2010: Global CCS Institute Awards AUD5 Million To TransAlta To Share Knowledge Around World From Project Pioneer
Nov 24, 2010: TransAlta's 401MW Unit 6 Of Sundance Coal-Fueled Power Station In Canada Returns To Service
Oct 27, 2010: Capital Power Seeks To Renege On Commitment To Cut Coal Plant Greenhouse Gas Pollution In Half
Oct 22, 2010: TransAlta Plans To Own And Operate 1,000MW Of Installed Wind Capacity In Canada
Jun 23, 2010: TransAlta Responds To Canada’s Policy Announcement On Coal-Fired Electricity Generation
Jun 18, 2010: TransAlta Appoints Brett Gellner As CFO
Jun 07, 2010: TransAlta Declares Force Majeure For Its Sundance 3 Thermal Power Plant
May 04, 2010: TransAlta Announces Alberta Power Auction
Apr 01, 2010: TransAlta Fully Retires All Units Of 537MW Wabamun Power Plant
Feb 22, 2010: TransAlta And EPCOR Complete Construction Of 450MW K3 Coal-Fired Power Project
Feb 20, 2010: TransAlta, EPCOR to complete construction on Edmonton-area coal-fired plant
Jan 25, 2010: TransAlta's Strip-Mine Tax Break For Its Coal-Fired Power Plant In Washington State Faces Threat From Lawmakers
Jan 06, 2010: TransAlta's Chehalis Coal-Fired Power Plant Receives Opposition From Three Environmental Groups
Dec 02, 2009: TransAlta Sundance Coal Fired Power Plant's Unit 4 Resumes Operation
Sep 28, 2009: U of C Scientists Find Way To Reduce Bat Deaths From Wind Turbines
Sep 22, 2009: Canadian Hydro Receives Several Proposals; TransAlta No Longer In The Lead
Aug 14, 2009: Transalta’s 406MW Unit 4 Sundance Coal-Fired Plant Resumes Operations
Jul 16, 2009: Transalta’s 406MW Unit 4 Sundance Coal-Fired Plant Resumes Service
Jul 14, 2009: TransAlta Resumes Services At Unit 5, Shuts Unit 4 At Coal-Fueled Sundance Plant
Jul 13, 2009: Transalta’s 406MW Unit 4 Sundance Coal-Fired Plant Resumes Services
Jul 13, 2009: Capital Power and TransAlta’s Unit 3 Genesee Coal-Fired Plant Resumes Services
Jul 10, 2009: Capital Power-Transalta’s Unit 3 Genesee Coal-Fired Power Plant Offline
Jun 29, 2009: TransAlta Stops Rolling Its Unit 4 Sundance Coal-Fired Plant
May 11, 2009: TransAlta Receives CAD29 Million Funding From Canada For Its Kent Hills Wind Farm
Apr 30, 2009: TransAlta States That Federal Emissions Proposal Will Impact Alberta, Canada
Apr 28, 2009: TransAlta Appoints Dawn Farrell As COO
Apr 01, 2009: TransAlta, Portland General Electric Agree To Cut Mercury And Haze Pollution From Their Coal-Fired Power Plants
Jan 05, 2009: TransAlta Starts Operations At 96 MW Kent Hills Wind Farm In Canada
Jul 23, 2008: TransAlta Appoints Board Member
Aug 18, 2006: TransAlta Reports Impact Of Outage At Centralia Coal-Fired Power Plant
Aug 10, 2006: TransAlta Appoints New Board Member
Feb 15, 2006: TransAlta Signs Contract For Sarnia Power Plant
Mar 10, 2015: ABB to provide substation upgrade solution for TransAlta’s power station in South Hedland
Nov 14, 2014: TransAlta Announces Major Maintenance Agreement for Alberta Coal Facilities
May 28, 2014: Canada’s Largest Publicly Traded Wholesale Power Generator Selects Allegro for Commodity Value Chain Risk Management Solution
Apr 15, 2014: TransAlta Named Preferred Bidder in Western Australia Development
Mar 10, 2014: OPA, TransAlta sign 20-year power purchase agreement
Feb 17, 2014: Vestas receives 150 MW service renewal at Canadian wind power plant
Oct 30, 2013: TransAlta and BHP Billiton sign long-term contract extension for power supply
Oct 07, 2013: Alstom to service three power plants in USA and Canada
Sep 17, 2013: TransAlta's Geothermal Partnership CalEnergy Signs 24-Year Contract: Continued Investment in Renewable Energy
Aug 30, 2013: TransAlta Recontracts Ottawa Gas Plant Under Long Term Agreement
Jun 18, 2013: TransAlta Announces Long-term Geothermal Contract With City Of Riverside
Jul 25, 2012: Transalta And Puget Sound Energy Sign Power Purchase Agreement
Jan 11, 2010: Vestas Receives Order From TransAlta For V90-3.0 MW Wind Turbines In Canada
Jan 11, 2010: TransAlta Enters Into 25 Year PPA With New Brunswick Power
Apr 29, 2009: Vestas Receives Order From TransAlta For V90-3.0 MW Wind Turbines In Canada
May 27, 2008: Vestas Receives Order For V90-3.0 MW Turbines From TransAlta
Jan 19, 2007: NB Power And TransAlta Signs Power Purchase Agreement
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TransAlta Corporation, Operational Metrics, Capacity
TransAlta Corporation, Operational Metrics, Generation
TransAlta Corporation, Operational Metrics, Sales
TransAlta Corporation, Wind Farms, Canada
TransAlta Corporation, Hydro Power Plants, Canada
TransAlta Corporation, Thermal Power Plants, Canada
Major Products and Services
TransAlta Corporation, SWOT Analysis
TransAlta Corporation, Ratios based on current share price
TransAlta Corporation, Annual Ratios
TransAlta Corporation, Interim Ratios
TransAlta Corporation, Key Employees
TransAlta Corporation, Other Locations
TransAlta Corporation, Subsidiaries
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