Enterprise Portfolio Management at TransAlta

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How a Utility saved time and reduced capital expenses through better PPM

TransAlta Corporation needed to better “compare apples to apples” when selecting its portfolio of capital projects across fuel types and investment streams.

TransAlta is the largest power generation and wholesale marketing company in Canada. Their situation is particularly complex since they generate electricity through five different fuel types: coal, natural gas, hydro, wind, and geothermal. In choosing which projects to do, they had no mechanism to compare apples to apples. High-level executives spent a great deal of time debating capital investments during their annual budgeting sessions, but they knew they could make better decisions if their data sources could cut through the complexity to provide objective criteria.