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TransAlta converts its 395 MW Keephills 2 plant from coal to gas (Canada)

22 Jul 2021

TransAlta has completed the second of three planned coal-to-gas conversions at its thermal power plants near Wabamun, Alberta (Canada), by switching the 395 MW Keephills Unit 2 from coal to natural gas. The unit will retain the same nameplate capacity, with nearly half of CO2 emissions per kWh generated. In February 2021, the company switched its 401 MW Sundance Unit 6 from coal to natural gas. The company plans to finish its coal-to-gas conversion of the 463 MW Unit 3 at Keephills in 2021.

TransAlta aims to cut its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 60% by 2030 compared to 2015 levels (-19.7 MtCO2) and to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

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