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September 18, 2013 15:33 ET

ATCO Gas Opens Energy-Efficient Service Centre in Okotoks

Okotoks facility boosts operational efficiency, eco-performance and emergency response

OKOTOKS, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 18, 2013) - ATCO Gas announced today the opening of a new state-of the-art and environmentally-friendly service centre in Okotoks. The new facility is also one of the few commercial buildings of its size in Alberta to feature the small-scale application of combined heat and power technology in its design and construction.

"The new Okotoks Service Centre symbolizes ATCO Gas's commitment to providing efficient, cost-effective and environmentally-responsible customer service to a community that we have been proud to serve for more than 100 years," said Bill Stephens, President, ATCO Gas.

"ATCO Gas has always been a great partner in our community and this facility is one more example of our shared commitment to protect the environment through energy conservation," said Bill Robertson, Mayor, Town of Okotoks. "We value our partnership with ATCO Gas and appreciate its continued commitment to our people, our economy and our safety."

The new service centre makes use of combined heat and power technology to generate up to 25 kw/h of electricity and deliver exhaust heat to the building's boiler heating system to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The facility's environmental footprint is further reduced through an automated irrigation system, a heating system with off-hour settings and block heaters that cycles on/off every 20 minutes during cold weather.

Located at 234 Stockton Avenue, ATCO Gas's new 14,100 sq. ft. service centre is now home to 37 employees following the relocation of 30 employees from ATCO Gas operations in Calgary. The consolidation of local operations, construction and customer service functions into one larger facility enables ATCO Gas to more effectively and efficiently respond to emergency calls involving natural gas and customer requests for new gas line installations, as well as provide construction services in Okotoks and surrounding communities.

ATCO Gas is an Alberta based, province-wide natural gas distribution company that serves nearly 1.1 million customers in nearly 300 Alberta communities and is part of the ATCO Group of Companies. ATCO Group, with more than 9,400 employees and assets of approximately $15 billion, delivers service excellence and innovative business solutions worldwide with leading companies engaged in Structures & Logistics (manufacturing, logistics and noise abatement), Utilities (pipelines, natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution), Energy (power generation, natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction) and Technologies (business systems solutions). More information can be found at www.atco.com.

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