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August 05, 2009 10:00 ET

Green, Set, Match: The 2009 Toronto Rogers Cup Is Bullfrogpowered™

World-class tennis tournament is powered with green electricity

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 5, 2009) - Bullfrog Power(TM), Canada's leading 100 per cent green electricity provider, and Tennis Canada are pleased to announce that the 2009 Rogers Cup in Toronto will be "bullfrogpowered" with 100 per cent low-impact renewable electricity.

Bullfrogpowering this 9 day elite women's tennis event, featuring defending champion Dinara Safina and the Williams sisters, means that as much green power will be injected into the electricity grid as the event uses; this includes all the active space being used during the tournament, from exhibitor booths to the matches themselves. With this decision, Tennis Canada significantly reduces the Rogers Cup's environmental impact, and further extends the organization's current commitment to green electricity and supporting the development of new wind power in Canada.

Tennis Canada, which organizes the Rogers Cup in Toronto, Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec, became Canada's first national sports federation to be bullfrogpowered in 2009. Every year, the organization purchases 500 megawatt hours (MWh) of green electricity for its Toronto office. Bullfrog's green electricity comes exclusively from local wind and hydro facilities that have been certified as low impact by Environment Canada under its EcoLogo(M) program.

"We are extremely pleased that the Rogers Cup, an event that brings world attention to healthy living and top athletes in Toronto, will be bullfrogpowered with clean, emissions-free electricity," said Tom Heintzman, President, Bullfrog Power. "With the increasing support of customers like Tennis Canada, Bullfrog is able to continue to source and invest in new wind power projects in Canada, helping to grow our green power market."

"We are proud to take meaningful action toward a cleaner environment by bullfrogpowering our Toronto office and Rogers Cup," said Michael S. Downey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tennis Canada. "Not only are we reducing our environmental footprint, but events such as the Rogers Cup help us promote clean energy choices to all Canadians."

About Bullfrog Power

Bullfrog Power is Canada's leading 100 per cent green electricity provider. Founded in 2005, Bullfrog Power is the only company providing everyone in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia with a 100 per cent low-impact renewable electricity choice. Bullfrog Power's green electricity comes exclusively from wind and hydro facilities that have been certified by Environment Canada under its EcoLogo(M) program instead of from carbon-intensive sources like coal and natural gas or higher impact hydro facilities. www.bullfrogpower.com.

About Tennis Canada

Founded in 1890, Tennis Canada is a non-profit, national sport association responsible for leading the growth, promotion and showcasing of tennis in Canada. Tennis Canada owns and operates two of the premier events on the ATP and Sony Ericsson WTA Tours; Rogers Cup men's and women's events that rotate annually between Rexall Centre in Toronto and Uniprix Stadium in Montreal. In addition, Tennis Canada owns and operates six professional ITF sanctioned events and financially supports six other professional tournaments in Canada. Tennis Canada operates national training centres at the Centre of Excellence in Toronto and at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal. Tennis Canada is a proud member of the International Tennis Federation, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympics Committee and the International Wheelchair Tennis Association, and serves to administer, sponsor and select the teams for Davis Cup, Fed Cup, the Olympic Games and all wheelchair, junior and senior national teams. Tennis Canada invests its surplus into tennis development. For more information on Tennis Canada please visit our Web site at: www.tenniscanada.com.

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