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TransAlta agreement

The Alberta government has a 5-year Modified Operations Agreement with TransAlta to modify operations at several TransAlta facilities. This will help protect communities along the Bow River against the impacts of both floods and drought.

Government is committed to ensuring our province is prepared for the potential of future flooding and drought. Leveraging existing TransAlta infrastructure is an effective option to help protect communities along the Bow River.

Terms of the agreement

  • Compensation paid to TransAlta is $5.5 million per year.
  • Five-year agreement beginning in May 2016.
  • Modified operations period at Ghost Reservoir is from May 16 to July 7, primarily for flood mitigation purposes.
  • Year-round modified operations at Barrier Lake, Upper Kananaskis Lake and Lower Kananaskis Lake, primarily for drought mitigation purposes.

For further information, read the Bow River TransAlta agreement fact sheet.


For information about the modified operations agreement with TransAlta, contact the Information Centre:

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