The primary conversion mission was the Sundance 6 plant in February. Each retain their nameplate producing capacities of 401 MW and 395 MW, respectively. Later this 12 months the conversion of the Keephills 3 facility will probably be accomplished.
“Changing to pure gasoline from coal maintains our present technology capability and reduces our CO2 emissions by greater than half from roughly 1.04 tonnes CO2e per MWh to roughly 0.51 tonnes CO2e per MWh in 2021,” mentioned president and CEO John Kousinioris.
“This not solely highlights TransAlta’s dedication to satisfy Alberta’s want for protected, dependable and low-cost electrical energy but in addition our dedication to satisfy our sustainability targets targeted on clear electrical energy technology.”
TransAlta has set a goal of lowering greenhouse gases by 60% by 2030 over 2015 and obtain carbon neutrality by 2050.
(This text first appeared within the Canadian Mining Journal)