An active open pit coal mine at TransAlta is seen in this 2004 file photo. The area has been replanted and returned to pasture in the years since the mine closed, and now TransAlta intends to turn the area into a massive solar energy project that when complete would be the largest in the state.
An active open pit coal mine at TransAlta is seen in this 2004 file photo. The area has been replanted and returned to pasture in the years since the mine closed, and now TransAlta intends to turn the area into a massive solar energy project that when complete would be the largest in the state. Adam Amato The Chronicle (Centralia)
An active open pit coal mine at TransAlta is seen in this 2004 file photo. The area has been replanted and returned to pasture in the years since the mine closed, and now TransAlta intends to turn the area into a massive solar energy project that when complete would be the largest in the state. Adam Amato The Chronicle (Centralia)

TransAlta unveils plans for largest solar project in state at site of former coal mine

March 16, 2018 03:22 PM