Registration - In-house Corporation

TransAlta Corporation / Dawn Farrell, President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Registration Information
In-house Corporation name: TransAlta Corporation
Previous in-house corporation names
Responsible Officer Name: Dawn Farrell, President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2005-08-22
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 815094-5208
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 162

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 25

Version 1 of 29 (2005-08-22 to 2005-12-08)

Version 1 of 29 (2005-08-22 to 2005-12-08) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Information about Responsible Officer and Corporation

Corporation: TransAlta
PO Box 1900, Station M
110-12th Ave SW
Calgary, AB  T2P 2M1
Canada
Telephone number: 403-267-2070
Fax number: 403-267-2020  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Stephen Snyder, President & CEO  
Description of activities: TransAlta is an electricity generation and wholesale marketing company.
 
Parent: The corporation is not a subsidiary of any other parent corporations.
Coalition The corporation is not a member of a coalition.
Subsidiary: The corporation does not have any subsidiaries that could be affected by the outcome of the undertaking.
Other direct interests The corporation's activities are not controlled or directed by another person or organization with a direct interest in the outcome of this undertaking.
 
Was the corporation funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? Yes
End date of the corporation's last completed financial year: 2004-12-31
 
List of Government Funding
Government Institution Funding Received in Last Financial Year
Natural Resources Canada, Wind Power Production Incentive $3,399,021.97
Natural Resources Canada, Market Incentive Program $15,808.71

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Corporation

Name: Jason Edworthy
Position title: Managing Director, Vision Quest Windelectric
Public offices held: Unknown
 
Name: Fred Gallagher
Position title: Executive Vice President, Vision Quest Windelectric
Public offices held: Unknown
 
Name: Robert Page
Position title: Vice President, Sustainable Development
Public offices held: Unknown
 
Name: Tim Richter
Position title: Government Relations Manager
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Ken Stickland
Position title: Executive Vice President, Legal
Public offices held: Unknown
 
Name: Don Wharton
Position title: Director, Sustainable Development
Public offices held: Unknown
 

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Environment Canada, Industry Canada, Members of Parliament, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Energy, Environment, Industry, Infrastructure
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Meetings with Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada and Industry Canada officials with regards to large final emitters program under Canadian Environmental Protection Act; emissions trading / greenhouse gas offsets and clean coal technology. Meetings with Members of Parliament on Kyoto Protocol
Subject Matter: Prospective: As above plus possible participation in meetings with Environment Canada and Natural Resources Canada as part of industry associations. Meetings with Infrastructure Canada with regards to Border Infrastructure Fund. Discussions with Natural Reources Canada with regards to clean coal technology. Meetings with MPs on all of the above.
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Policy or Program Greenhouse gas emissions trading, clean development mechanism under the Kyoto Protocol.
Regulation Large final emitters regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Wind Power Production Incentive, Board Infrastructure Fund, potential funding for clean coal technology R&D




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