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Press release from Marketwire

ATCO Gas Opens New Environmentally Friendly Operations Centre

First building of its kind in the City of Airdrie

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

ATCO Gas Opens New Environmentally Friendly Operations Centre12:00 EDT Tuesday, June 14, 2011AIRDRIE, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 14, 2011) - ATCO Gas today celebrated the official opening of its third new environmentally friendly operations centre. This latest operations centre is one of only a few commercial buildings in Canada, and the first in the City of Airdrie, to make use of geothermal heating, ventilating and cooling (HVAC) technology fuelled by natural gas."Our new Airdrie Operations Centre demonstrates ATCO's continued commitment to the environment through the commercial use of alternative energy technology," said Nancy Southern, President & Chief Executive Officer, ATCO Group. "It sets a new standard for sustainable buildings and reinforces ATCO's reputation for technological innovation."The new 15,400 square-foot Airdrie facility utilizes natural gas, the cleanest burning fossil fuel, to run the heat pump geothermal system, reducing the amount of energy required to heat the building by approximately 33 per cent. This reduced energy consumption will also cut carbon dioxide emissions by a conservative estimate of 9.5 tonnes annually."ATCO Gas' Airdrie Operations Centre is a showcase for ATCO, as well as the City of Airdrie and the Province of Alberta," said Brian Hahn, President, ATCO Gas. "The building's design and application of geothermal technology helps reduce our carbon footprint while improving operational efficiency, emergency response and service to our customers."The new operations centre will be home to 45 employees who will continue to serve the needs of a growing Airdrie. ATCO Gas opened a similar, but larger operations centre in Edmonton last year and in Viking in 2009, using geothermal technology.The Airdrie Operations Centre is one of several green initiatives the ATCO Group of Companies is undertaking, including large-scale geothermal and solar thermal projects in southeast Calgary, the Town of Okotoks and Hinton.ATCO Gas is part of the ATCO Group of Companies and provides safe, reliable natural gas service through a network of more than 38,000 kilometres of underground pipes and service lines. The company operates 62 agency offices across Alberta and serves more than one million customers in nearly 300 communities across the province. More information about ATCO Gas is available at www.atcogas.com.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.A photo will follow.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 Corporations' 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: Corporate CommunicationsATCO Gas780-288-7621 (24 hours)