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ATCO Energy Solutions Provides Emergency Support to Town of Norman Wells

NWT Community prepares to be cut off from natural gas after oil spill in Alberta

Thursday, May 12, 2011

ATCO Energy Solutions Provides Emergency Support to Town of Norman Wells19:44 EDT Thursday, May 12, 2011CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 12, 2011) - ATCO Energy Solutions is providing emergency support to the town of Norman Wells as the remote Northwest Territories town prepares to be cut off from its natural gas supply.Natural gas running into the town may be impacted in the next few days as a result of the Plains Midstream oil spill in Northern Alberta. The town is now running out of heating fuel for its 860 residents and businesses. Norman Wells declared a state of emergency Friday and town officials have asked ATCO for assistance."With freezing temperatures still in the forecast, it is critical that we provide assistance to the town and its residents," said Miriam Mitchell-Banks, Vice President & General Manager, ATCO Energy Solutions. "We are mobilizing a team of staff and equipment from Alberta that will support Norman Wells through this crisis. We have experience in the North. ATCO companies have been providing services to the Northerners for more than 100 years."ATCO is mobilizing a propane-air disbritution plant and seven staff members that will keep the town's gas distribution system operating during any possible outage. The company will be using propane in place of natural gas. Equipment will be flown to Norman Wells from Calgary. A Hercules transport plane is scheduled to leave for the North tonight.ATCO coordinated a similar relief effort after Norman Wells experienced an outage last summer.ATCO has proviced emergency support to many regions of the world, including Haiti after a devastating earthquake and in Chile where the company aided in the resuce of 33 miners trapped underground.ATCO Group, with more than 7,700 employees and assets of approximately $10 billion, delivers service excellence and innovative business solutions worldwide with leading companies engaged in Utilities (pipelines, natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution), Energy (power generation, natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction), Structures & Logistics (manufacturing, logistics and noise abatement) and Technologies (business systems solutions). More information can be found at www.atco.com.Forward-Looking Information:Certain statements contained in this news release may constitute forward-looking statements.Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identifiedby the use of words such as"anticipate", "plan", "expect", "may", "will", "intend", "should", and similar expressions. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements.The Corporation believes that the expectations reflectedin the forward-looking statements arereasonable, but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements should not be unduly relied upon. The Corporation's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of regulatory decisions, competitive factors in the industries in which the Corporation operates, prevailing economic conditions, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Corporation. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release represent the Corporation's expectations as of the date hereof, and are subject to change after such date. The Corporation disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities regulations.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Miriam Mitchell-BanksATCO Energy SolutionsVice President & General Manager(403) 245-7176 (office)(403) 630-0898 (cell)www.atco.com