TransAlta Press Release Summaries
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|Symbol:||TA.PR.D , TA.PR.E|
|Reset Date:||March 31, 2026|
|Press Release Date:||March 1, 2021|
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CALGARY, Alberta (March 1, 2021) – TransAlta Corporation (“TransAlta” or the “Company”) (TSX: TA; NYSE: TAC) announced today that it does not intend to exercise its right to redeem all or any portion of the currently outstanding Cumulative Redeemable Rate Reset First Preferred Shares, Series A (“Series A Shares”) (TSX: TA.PR.D) and the Cumulative Redeemable Floating Rate First Preferred Shares, Series B (“Series B Shares”) (TSX: TA.PR.E) on March 31, 2021 (the “Conversion Date”).
Should a holder of Series A Shares choose to retain their shares, such shareholders will receive quarterly fixed dividend rate applicable to Series A Shares of 0.71925% (2.87700% on an annualized basis) for the five-year period from and including March 31, 2021 to but excluding March 31, 2026. Should a holder of Series A Shares choose to convert their shares to Series B Shares, the Series B Shares that may be issued on the Conversion Date will receive the floating quarterly dividend rate applicable to the Series B Shares of 0.52431% (2.10300% on an annualized basis) for the three-month period from and including March 31, 2021 to but excluding June 30, 2021. The floating dividend rate will be reset every quarter.
|Headline:||TransAlta Completes First Off-Coal Conversion and Achieves Major Milestone in Phase Out of Coal|
|Press Release Date:||Feb. 1, 2021|
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CALGARY, AB, Feb. 1, 2021 /CNW/ – TransAlta Corporation (TSX: TA) (NYSE: TAC) (“TransAlta” or the “Company”) announced today that it has completed the first of three planned coal-to-gas (“CTG”) boiler conversions at its Sundance and Keephills power generation facilities near Wabamun, Alberta.
“The full conversion of Sundance Unit 6 from thermal coal to natural gas is a significant landmark for TransAlta on its journey to transition off coal towards 100 per cent clean electricity,” says Dawn Farrell, President and CEO of TransAlta. “Converting to natural gas from coal reduces our CO2 emissions by half from approximately 1.05 tonnes CO2e per MWh to approximately 0.52 tonnes CO2e per MWh in 2021, and highlights TransAlta’s commitment to meet our own, and our customers’, E2SG needs.”
With $35 million invested in the Sundance Unit 6 (“Sun-6”) boiler conversion and another $50 million for upgrades to the unit’s Distributed Control System and scheduled major maintenance, the $85 million total investment in the project is also a significant boost to the economy, locally and across Canada. At its peak, nearly 700 additional jobs were created to complete the Sun-6 conversion, system upgrades and maintenance projects.
In 2021, TransAlta will complete its second and third CTG conversions with Keephills Unit 2 by mid-June, followed by Keephills Unit 3 by mid-December. In addition, TransAlta will have significantly advanced the repowering of its Sundance 5 unit into a highly efficient combined-cycle facility. By January 1, 2022, TransAlta’s Alberta thermal fleet will be fueled completely by natural gas and entirely off coal. Once converted to gas, the units are anticipated to be able to run through to 2031 to 2039 – a significant lengthening of their asset lives.
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