About TransAlta

TransAlta is a wholesale power marketer, which means they sell electricity on the wholesale market. In 2020 TransAlta sold 100.00% of their disposition to other companies in the wholesale market. The electricity sourced by the company is made up primarily of megawatt hours they acquired via the wholesale market. This category comprises 100.00% of all electricity sourced by the company. The supplier had $473,555,000 in total revenue for 2020 from electricity-related activities, all of which came from sales to the wholesale electricity market to end-users.

Generation by the provider from natural gas totals 143,478 megawatt hours, which is around 2.14% of their total generation. With 5,490,711.02 megawatt hours generated from non-renewable fuel types, TransAlta is the 144th largest generator of megawatt hours from non-renewable sources out of 3510 suppliers in the country. Roughly 17.63% of the electricity produced by the provider comes from wind turbines.

TransAlta Overview

  • Company Type:Wholesale Power Marketer
  • Headquarters:1355 Northwest Everett Street, Suite 100
    Portland, Orlando 97209
    United States of America
  • CEO:Bob Nelson

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Quick Facts About TransAlta

TransAlta ranks 103rd out of 3510 providers in the country for total megawatt hours produced from solar energy sources.

TransAlta generates 4,476 megawatt hours of electricity from the use of hydroelectric power, ranking TransAlta 181st in the United States out of 3510 electricity suppliers.

Roughly 79.69% of TransAlta’s total electricity comes from the use of coal.

Generating 6,702,915.02 megawatt hours annually, TransAlta is ranked 155th for total production of all suppliers in the US.

TransAlta generates 18.08% of their electricity from sustainable fuel sources, which ranks them 333rd in the country out of the 3510 companies we track.

Energy provider of the year for Wyoming, Major Provider Category
Highest Ratio of Renewable Electricity
Wyoming, Major Provider Category
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Energy provider of the year for Wyoming, Major Provider Category
Top 3 Largest Producer of Renewable Electricity
Wyoming, Major Provider Category
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Energy provider of the year for New Hampshire, Major Provider Category
Highest Ratio of Renewable Electricity
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TransAlta Energy Makeup

Power Plants Owned by TransAlta

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Transalta Centralia GenerationTransAlta (100.00%)
Lewis County WA Coal 5,347,233.025,701,807,234.161,066.31Yes
TransAlta Wyoming WindTransAlta (100.00%)
Uinta County WY Wind 377,140
Skookumchuck Wind FacilityTransAlta (100.00%)
Thurston County WA Wind 291,217
Big Level WindTransAlta (100.00%)
Potter County PA Wind 266,566
Lakeswind Power PartnersTransAlta (100.00%)
Clay County MN Wind 164,780
Ada Cogeneration LPTransAlta (100.00%)
Kent County MI Natural Gas 143,47859,798,885.3416.78
Antrim CDP NH Wind 82,265
Bristol County MA Solar 9,230
Freetown SolarTransAlta (100.00%)
Bristol County MA Solar 7,480
Braley Road 2TransAlta (100.00%)
Bristol County MA Solar 4,550

TransAlta Fuel Makeup

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
79.69%
WIND
Wind
Wind
17.63%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
2.14%
SOLAR
Solar
0.38%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.09%
OTHER
Other
0.07%

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TransAlta FAQ:

How many power plants are owned by or associated with TransAlta?

There are 12 power plants owned by or associated with TransAlta.

Who is the CEO of TransAlta?

TransAlta’s CEO is Bob Nelson.

What percentage of TransAlta’s electricity is produced using nonrenewable fuel sources?

TransAlta generates 81.92% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuels.

What percentage of TransAlta’s electricity is generated using renewable fuels?

TransAlta produces 18.08% of their electricity using renewable fuels.

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-01-07