TransAlta对省级碳信用制度的评论

2017年12月8日

阿尔伯塔省卡尔加里(2017年12月8日)- 威廉希尔TransAlta Corporation(“TransAlta”或“公司”)(TSX: TA;纽约证交所:TAC)今天对阿尔伯塔省决定允许阿尔伯塔省现有风力发电和水力发电获得碳排放信用的细节做出了积极的回应。

2017年12月6日,艾伯塔省政府宣布,将采用碳信用制度,充分认识到利用现有可再生资产发电减少碳排放的价值。William Hill根据艾伯塔省基于产出的碳排放配额制度,TransAlta现有的风能和水力发电设施的碳排放将低于0.37吨二氧化碳的绩效标准2每兆瓦时。从2018年1月1日起,这些碳信用额度可用于抵消超过性能标准的发电公司所承担的碳价格义务的40%,到2022年上升至60%,每吨CO的价格为30美元2。碳信用制度将允许该公司分配其在阿尔伯塔省现有可再生能源发电的排放收益,以抵消其热能发电的直接碳成本,包括其煤转气机组的发电成本。

该公司总裁兼首席执行官唐•法雷尔(Dawn Farrell)表示:“省政府最近的声明将使我们现有的可再生能源发电更具竞争力。”“通过平等对待现有的可再生能源发电,我们预计最终每年将获得3000万至5000万美元的可再生能源资产信贷。”

关于清洁增长和气候变化的泛加拿大框架加拿大政府和包括阿尔伯塔省在内的大多数省和地区在2016年末达成协议,预计将导致碳价格上涨至每吨40美元2到2021年,每吨二氧化碳的价格为50美元2从而增加未来碳信用额的价值。

关于Tran威廉希尔sAlta公司:

TransAlta在加拿大、美国和澳大利亚拥有、运营和开发多种发电资产,专注于长期股东价值。我们为市政、大中型工业、企业和公用事业客户提供清洁、经济、节能、可靠的电力。今天,我们是加拿大最大的风能生产商之一,也是阿尔伯塔省最大的水力发电生产商。100多年来,TransAlta一直是一个负责任的运营商和员工工作和生活的骄傲的社区成员。TransAlta将其公司目标与联合国可持续发展目标我们已经被CDP(前气候披露项目)认可为气候变化管理的行业领导者。我们也为已经取得的成绩感到自豪银级PAR(进步的原住民关系)由加拿大土著商业委员会指定。

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前瞻性陈述

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。使用任何的“预期”,“预计”,“继续”,“估计”,“可能”,“将要”,“计划”,“应该”,“建议”,“计划”,“打算”和类似表达旨在识别前瞻性信息和陈述。More particularly, and without limitation, this news release contains forward-looking statements and information relating to: the Government of Alberta’s carbon credit regime, including that it will fully recognize the value of carbon reductions from existing renewable generation and that TransAlta’s existing wind and hydro facilities will receive credits for emissions below the performance standard of 0.37 tonnes of CO2 per MWh; that carbon credits can be used to offset up to 40%, escalating to 60% by 2022, of the carbon price obligations; the carbon price obligation will be $30 per tonne of CO2.; and the expected benefits to be realized by the Company as a result of the Government of Alberta’s carbon credit regime, including facilitating a more competitive position for the Company’s thermal units; the carbon price increasing to $40 per tonne of CO2 in 2021 and $50 per tonne of CO2 in 2022; the increase in value of the carbon credits in the future; and the receiving between $30 million and $50 million annually in credits attributed to the Company’s existing renewable generation. These statements are based on TransAlta’s belief and assumptions based on information available at the time the assumptions were made. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Some of the factors that could cause such differences include: legislative or regulatory developments, including as it pertains to the Alberta capacity market; the Federal and/or Provincial governments failing to implement the proposed legislation or regulations; the Federal and/or Provincial governments adopting different carbon prices rules; the Provincial government determining not to continue the proposed carbon regime regulation beyond its expected expiry in 2022; and other risk factors contained in the Company’s annual information form and management’s discussion and analysis. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, which reflect TransAlta’s expectations only as of the date of this news release. The purpose of the financial outlooks contained in this news release are to give the reader information about management’s current expectations and plans and readers are cautioned that such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. 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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