Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.
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Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.

March 12, 2009 14:12 ET

Enbridge Gas Distribution Offers $300 Tankless Water Heater Rebate

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 12, 2009) - Enbridge Gas Distribution (TSX:ENB) (NYSE:ENB) is pleased to introduce a new program offering residential customers a $300 on-bill rebate upon purchase or rental and installation of a tankless natural gas water heater.

By heating water only when there is a demand for it, tankless water heaters are specifically designed to use less energy. This saves customers money and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. While conventional water heaters continually reheat the water that is then stored in a tank ready for use, a tankless water heater only heats the water when it is required.

Tankless water heaters are far more compact than their conventional counterparts and can be hung on the wall to save valuable space in the home. They provide an efficient, reliable source of hot water on-demand.

"As a distributor of natural gas and a leader in energy efficiency, we provide solutions that help our customers make wise energy choices," said Arunas Pleckaitis, Vice President, Enbridge Gas Distribution. "Our customers have told us that they are interested in the environmental benefits and the convenience of tankless water heaters and we are happy to be able to deliver this program in response to that interest."

Between 1995 and 2007, Enbridge Gas Distribution's energy efficiency programs reduced natural gas use by 3.6 billion cubic metres and carbon dioxide emissions by 6.9 million tonnes. That is equivalent to providing natural gas service to more than 1.1 million homes for one year or removing 1.5 million cars from the road for a year.

Enbridge customers are eligible for the $300 on-bill rebate on certain qualified Energy Star natural gas tankless water heaters manufactured by John Wood, Monitor, Navien, Paloma, Rheem, Takagi, WaiWela and Rinnai (through a contributions agreement with Redmond Williams) that are installed between March 2, 2009 and August 31, 2009. Customers can visit manufacturers' websites and www.enbridgegas.com/tankless to find out more about tankless applications.

Enbridge Gas Distribution has a 160-year history and is Canada's largest natural gas distribution company. Enbridge Gas Distribution is owned by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and distribution. Enbridge Gas Distribution and its affiliates distribute natural gas to about 1.9 million customers in Ontario, New York State, New Brunswick and southwestern Quebec. For more information go to www.enbridgegas.com.

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