Seven Decades of Energy

Discover our key milestones


TransCanada founded to develop the TransCanada Pipeline (now known as the Canadian Mainline) to supply Eastern Canadian markets with natural gas produced in the West.


Construction begins on the Canadian Mainline at Burstall, Sask.


Canadian Mainline completed with the final weld on the pipeline at Kapuskasing, Ont.


The company introduces the Rolls-Royce turbojet turbine for natural gas pipelines.


Use of high-strength X70 steel incorporated into pipeline project construction, which subsequently is adopted as the industry standard. TransCanada continues to invest in R&D related to high-strength steel technology.


The company’s international expansion includes development of pipelines in Argentina and Chile and acquisitions in Malaysia.


TransCanada enters power-generation business with partial ownership of US Ocean State Power facility in Rhode Island.


TransCanada begins partnership with Nature Conservancy of Canada – the company’s longest ongoing non-profit partnership.


TransCanada merges with NOVA, creating the fourth-largest gas pipeline company in North America.


Our employees shout their $1.25-million United Way campaign success from the half-built rooftop of the company’s new tower in downtown Calgary.


TransCanada embarks on a new strategic direction, focusing on North American pipeline and power generation. More than $2 billion in international assets in Africa, Europe and South America are divested.


TransCanada begins ongoing support for Foothills Research Institute study on grizzly bears and their interactions with linear features, such as pipeline right of ways. Continuous commitment recently extended to 2018.


TransCanada earns spot on Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the first time, a position we still maintain on the Index to date.


The company acquires partial ownership of Bruce Power in Ontario, Canada's first privately owned nuclear power plant.


TransCanada enters US natural gas pipelines market with acquisition of Gas Transmission Northwest (GTN) and North Baja pipeline systems.


TransCanada enters renewable power-generation sector with acquisition of US hydro power assets in New England.


TransCanada earns position on Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index – the first year of its launch.


Natural gas pipeline operations in Mexico begins, with the company’s completion of the Tamazunchale Pipeline.


TransCanada enters the wind-power business in Canada with construction of Cartier Wind in Quebec.


ANR Pipeline acquired by TransCanada in the US.


CEO Hal Kvisle named Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year.


TransCanada signs technology licence agreement for commercialization of supersonic ejector technology, invented by the company, and applies for Canadian, US and global patents.


TransCanada enters oil pipeline business with the completion of phase one of the Keystone Pipeline System, from Hardisty, Alta., to Wood River and Patoka, Ill.


CEO Hal Kvisle retires on July 1, the first day of operation of the Keystone Pipeline. Russ Girling becomes President and CEO.


The company is named Official Supplier of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.


TransCanada creates one of North America’s largest operations control centres, which monitors 43,000 km (26,7189 miles) of combined natural gas and oil pipelines, 24/7.


TransCanada and our employees awarded the ‘Embracing United Way’ award, recognizing more than 50 years of commitment.


TransCanada enters Canadian solar power-generation business with development of eight solar power facilities in Ontario.


The company is named to Canada’s Climate Disclosure Leadership Index by CDP for corporate action on climate change.


TransCanada signs a unique Joint Industry Partnership with Enbridge to collaborate on R&D into pipeline leak detection.


Energy East Pipeline project announced to move more than 1 million barrels per day of crude oil from Western Canada to refineries and port terminals in Quebec and New Brunswick.


Keystone Pipeline System begins delivering crude oil to refineries on the Gulf Coast of Texas, with completion of the Gulf Coast pipeline project.


We raise $500,000 and log 2,700 volunteer hours in 30 days during Get Empowered month, TransCanada’s first employee giving and volunteering campaign – now an annual event.


Our team utilizes first micro-tunnel technique for pipeline development, during construction in Mexico.


TransCanada assets produce record cash flow of $4.5 billion (dividends continue to grow at an average annual rate of eight to 10% through 2020).


TransCanada named to Canada’s Top 100 Corporate R&D Spenders list for third year in a row.


RobecoSAM recognizes TransCanada with a gold class distinction – along with Industry Leader and Industry Mover awards for corporate sustainability performance in the Sustainability Yearbook 2016 publication.


TransCanada enters shale gas market in the US northeast with the acquisition of Columbia Pipeline Group. The company’s employee base in the United States surpasses Canada for the first time.