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Wildrose party wants stiff penalties to TransAlta for timed power outages
The Wildrose Party is sounding the alarm on TransAlta for its part in driving up the price of electricity for Albertans. The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) ruled on Monday that between 2010 and 2011 TransAlta manipulated the electricity market by shutting down coal-fired power plants, increasing the price of power when demand was high. As a result TransAlta may be facing fines up to $1 million per day per offence, and the commission could also claw back any benefits it finds were gained...

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