For Immediate Release
Enbridge to join TransAlta on Project Pioneer
CALGARY, Alberta (June 28, 2010) – TransAlta Corporation (TSX:TA; NYSE:TAC) and Enbridge Inc.
(TSX:ENB; NYSE:ENB) today announced that Enbridge will participate in the development of Project
Pioneer, Canada’s first fully-integrated carbon capture and storage (CCS) project involving retro-fitting a
coal-fired electricity plant.
When complete, Project Pioneer is expected to be one of the largest CCS facilities in the world and among
the first to have an integrated underground storage system. The project will pilot Alstom Canada’s
proprietary chilled ammonia process and will be designed to capture one megatonne (Mt) per year of carbon
) from Keephills 3, a coal-fired plant west of Edmonton that is jointly owned by Project
Pioneer partners TransAlta and Capital Power Corporation. The majority of the captured CO 2 is intended to
be used for enhanced oil recovery (EOR), while the remainder is expected to be injected safely in deep
underground storage for permanent storage.
“CCS provides Alberta and Canada a leadership opportunity to use new technology to reduce CO
emissions,” said Steve Snyder, president and CEO of TransAlta. “We are very pleased to include the
pipeline expertise and sequestration leadership from Enbridge, a world class sustainable energy leader.”
Enbridge brings to Project Pioneer expertise in the design and construction of pipeline infrastructure, as well
as extensive knowledge in CO 2 sequestration.
“We’re excited to have the opportunity to play a key role in Project Pioneer,” said Patrick D. Daniel, president
and CEO, Enbridge Inc. “We believe CCS has potential to positively impact our industry and our ability to
continue to grow sustainably and in an environmentally responsible manner. One of the most pressing
environmental issues facing us today is the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on climate change. By working
with the Project Pioneer partner