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January 28, 2010 09:00 ET

World's Top Cross-Country Skiers Go for Green at Alberta World Cup

Alberta World Cup 2010 to be bullfrogpowered™ with 100 per cent clean, green electricity

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 28, 2010) - While gold, silver and bronze are the colours typically associated with Olympic sport supremacy, the Alberta World Cup cross-country event in Canmore, Alberta, this week will be all green. The event, which is the final international race leading up to the 2010 Winter Olympics, has signed on to be bullfrogpowered with 100 per cent clean, renewable electricity.

Through the agreement, Bullfrog Power will ensure green electricity is injected onto the regional grid to match the amount of power the event, which runs from February 4 to 7 at the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park, uses. The agreement includes the greening of all active space used during the competition, including set-up and race areas.

"Bullfrog Power is honoured to share the podium with top cross-country skiers, officials, volunteers and fans at the Alberta World Cup in Canmore," said Theresa Howland, Vice President, Western Region, Bullfrog Power. "Cross-country skiing connects millions of people of all ages and abilities to the pristine beauty of Canadian winter. Through our green electricity offering and with the support of our customers, we hope to help protect our environment so that this tradition, and others like it, can continue for many more generations."

As part of its green commitment and effort to reduce its environmental impact, the 2010 Alberta World Cup has also pledged a Zero Waste initiative that includes the recycling of all wires used for television cabling and the printing of marketing materials on recycled paper.

"Alberta World Cup 2010 is the first FIS (International Ski Federation) competition to be bullfrogpowered, and we're delighted to lead the way for our sport," said Al Maddox, Chair of the World Cup Organizing Committee. "Given cross-country skiing's connection to the outdoors, part of being committed to our athletes and the sport is demonstrating a commitment to the environment."

The greening of this particular event represents a significant milestone for the Canmore community. Bullfrog Power now greens approximately 500 megawatt hours annually on behalf of bullfrogpowered homes and businesses in Canmore, reducing the collective electricity-related carbon dioxide emissions footprint of customers in the region by almost 400 tonnes each year. Other bullfrogpowered businesses in Canmore include: Rocky Mountain Flatbread, Mac's Convenience Stores Inc. and Rocky Mountain Soap Company.

About Bullfrog Power

Bullfrog Power, Canada's 100 per cent green electricity provider, offers homes and businesses a clean, renewable electricity choice. Bullfrog's electricity comes exclusively from wind and hydro facilities that have been certified as low impact by Environment Canada under its EcoLogo(M) program instead of from polluting sources like coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear. Thousands of Canadian homes and businesses are doing their part to address climate change and air pollution by choosing green electricity with Bullfrog Power.


About Alberta World Cup 2010

Alberta World Cup 2010 is a Viessmann FIS World Cup Cross-Country event that will run from February 4 to 7, 2010 at the picturesque Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park. The final international level races prior to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Alberta World Cup 2010 will feature Canada's best skiers going head to head with a star-studded field of 200+ athletes from over 25 nations. Spectating at the Alberta World Cup is free, no tickets are required!

Visit www.albertaworldcup.com for full event schedules and details.

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