AB TransAlta Coal idling requirement
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Facility Name
LocationFuelMWOwnershipTransAlta ShareRevenueOperatorOn-streamretiringupdatePPA expiring
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Sundance
Wabamun, AB
Coal2,141100%2141
Alberta PPA - Merchant
Yes1970 - 1980
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SheernessHanna, ABCoal78025%195Alberta PPANo1986end 2020
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Keephills 3
Wabamun, AB
Coal46350%231.5MerchantYes2011
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Keephills
Wabamun, AB
Coal790100%790
Alberta PPA - Merchant
Yes1983
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Genesee 3Genesee, ABCoal46650%233MerchantNo2005
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4,6403590.5idlingmust close by
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sundance 1 2802017-12-312019-12-31Retired Jan 1, 2018
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sundance 22802017-12-312019-12-31
Mothballed Jan 1, 2018
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sundance 336819762026
conversion planned
listed 2018-10-26
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sundance 440619772027
conversion planned
listed 2018-10-26
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sundance 540619782028
conversion planned
listed 2018-10-26
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sundance 640119802029-12-31
conversion planned
listed 2018-10-26
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Keephills 139519832029-12-31
conversion planned
listed 2018-10-26end 2020
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Keephills 239519832029-12-31
conversion planned
listed 2018-10-26end 2020
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http://laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-2012-167/FullText.html
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useful life, in respect of a unit, means the period that begins on the commissioning date and ends on
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(a) for a unit other than a unit referred to in paragraph (a) of the definition commissioning date,
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(i) in the case of a unit whose commissioning date is before 1975, the earlier of
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(A) December 31 of the calendar year that is 50 years after the commissioning date, and
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(B) December 31, 2019; and
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(ii) in the case of a unit whose commissioning date is after 1974 but before 1986, the earlier of
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(A) December 31 of the calendar year that is 50 years after the commissioning date, and
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(B) December 31, 2029, and
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(iii) in any other case, December 31 of the calendar year that is 50 years after the commissioning date, and
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(b) for a unit referred to in paragraph (a) of the definition commissioning date, 18 months after the applicable date described in subparagraph (a)(i), (ii) or (iii). (vie utile)
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https://albertapowermarket.com/2017/05/29/making-sense-of-the-recent-coal-to-gas-conversion-announcements-in-alberta/
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"TransAlta plans to convert Sundance Units 3 to 6 and Keephills Units 1 and 2 to gas in 2021 – 2023 – instead of in 2026 – 2030. "
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https://www.transalta.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/TransAlta_Investor_Presentation_March2018.pdf
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 Government of Alberta annual off-coal payments of $37.4 million totaling $524 million  First payment received in Q3/17  Opportunity to monetize ($300-350 million
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"Conversions will be able to enter the market faster, at lower capital cost and
with substantially less risk than new CCGT "
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