关于联邦计划TransAlta评论煤炭退役和煤制天然气条例

2016年11月21日

卡尔加里,艾伯塔省(2016年11月21日)– TransAlta Corporation (“TransAlta” or the “Company”) (TSX: TA; NYSE: TAC) today commented on the federal government’s announcement for the acceleration of coal retirements and plans to issue regulations covering gas-fired generation including coal units that have been converted to gas.

“Today’s announcement by the federal government is aligned with the Alberta Climate Leadership Plan for coal retirements by 2030. More importantly, this announcement provides clarity and a regulatory framework to allow the conversion of our coal fleet to gas,” said Dawn Farrell, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We have been public about the benefits of these conversions. These are low-cost investments that could lengthen the average life of our coal fleet by up to 15 years, and allow our existing coal fleet to be transformed to the lowest cost source of capacity in the Alberta market,” added Mrs. Farrell.

背景资料:

在阿尔伯塔省煤炭TransAlta的净容量总计拥有大约3600兆瓦;其中约2,900兆瓦的设定下,联邦50年的统治在2030年之前退休。根据新公布的联邦法规,其中的一些煤厂可以改为燃气和将被允许为15年,或直至2045运行,以先到者为准。

关于TransAlta

威廉希尔TransAlta公司(“TransAlta”)是发电和批发销售公司,致力于创造长期股东价值。TransAlta保持通过操作高度收缩在加拿大,美国和澳大利亚的资产投资组合低到中度风险。TransAlta的工作重点是为客户提供电力的可靠,低成本源,有效地运行风能,水能,太阳能,天然气和煤炭的设施。100多年来,TransAlta一直是一个负责任的经营者和自豪的贡献者,它生活和工作的社区。TransAltahas been recognized on CDP’s Canadian Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), which includes Canada’s top 20 leading companies reporting on climate change, and has been selected by Corporate Knights as one of Canada’s Top 50 Best Corporate Citizens and is recognized globally for its leadership on sustainability and corporate responsibility standards by FTSE4Good.

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本新闻稿包含前瞻性陈述和适用的证券法所指的前瞻性信息。更具体地,但不限于,本新闻稿也包括前瞻性的有关陈述和信息:联邦政府的法规的实施,其中包括因为它涉及到用煤单位转换为燃气机组;这样转换后的燃气机组可以运行一个15年的期间或直到2045,以先到者为准;与艾伯塔省气候变化领导计划的联邦法规的预期一致;煤 - 气转换的能力延长公司通过长达15年的煤炭船队的平均寿命;而煤制气转换,使公司现有煤炭舰队成为阿尔伯塔市场容量的成本最低的来源。根据其性质,前瞻性的信息需要我们做出的假设,并受风险及不确定因素。有显著风险的预测和其它前瞻性的信息将被证明是不准确的,并提醒读者不要对我们的前瞻性信息的一些因素过分依赖可能导致实际未来结果,条件,行为或事件从前瞻性信息表达的目标,预期,估计和意图产生重大差异。一些可能造成这种差异的因素包括:涉及我们的设施的经营风险;市场价格的变化,我们操作;立法或监管的发展及其影响,包括阿尔伯塔气候变化领导计划下的燃煤发电转型的结果;日益严格的环保要求和它们的影响;竞争加剧; changes in prevailing interest rates; and general economic conditions in the geographic areas where we operate. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect TransAlta’s expectations only as of the date of this news release. TransAlta disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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