TransAlta Corporation announced , together with its partner Tidewater Midstream & Infrastructure Ltd. (“Tidewater”), the closing of the previously announced sale of the Pioneer Pipeline to ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. (“ATCO”) for the aggregate sale price of $255 million. The net cash proceeds to TransAlta from the sale are approximately $127.5 million, subject to certain adjustments.
“We thank Tidewater for their partnership in the Pioneer Pipeline project which was a key milestone toward achieving our off-coal transition strategy. We look forward to working together with ATCO and NOVA Gas Transmission to ensure reliable gas supply to our generating units to enable the delivery of firm, reliable electricity with greatly reduced carbon emissions,” said John Kousinioris, President and Chief Executive Officer of TransAlta.
Following closing of the transaction, the Pioneer Pipeline will be integrated into NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (“NGTL”) and ATCO’s Alberta natural gas transmission systems to provide reliable natural gas supply to the Company’s power generation stations at Sundance and Keephills. As part of the transaction, TransAlta has entered into additional long-term gas transportation agreements with NGTL for new and existing transportation service of 400 TJ per day by the end of 2023.
About TransAlta Corporation:
TransAlta owns, operates and develops a diverse fleet of electrical power generation assets in Canada, the United States and Australia with a focus on long-term shareholder value. TransAlta provides municipalities, medium and large industries, businesses and utility customers with clean, affordable, energy-efficient and reliable power. Today, TransAlta is one of Canada’s largest producers of wind power and Alberta’s largest producer of hydroelectric power. For over 100 years, TransAlta has been a responsible operator and a proud community-member where its employees work and live. TransAlta aligns its corporate goals with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and has been recognized by CDP (formerly Climate Disclosure Project) as an industry leader on Climate Change Management, having recently achieved an A- score.
For more information about TransAlta, visit our web site at transalta.com.