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For Release: 10/01/2008

Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas Kick Off Month-Long Winter Preparedness Campaign

Utilities Committed to Helping Customers Prepare for Winter Heating Needs

Chicago, IL – As the temperatures dropped this week serving as a gentle reminder that another Chicagoland winter lurks just around the corner, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas urged their one million customers to begin preparing their homes and businesses now for the arrival of colder weather and increased heating bills.

“It’s important that customers start to plan now for the winter months,” Rodrigo A. Sierra, vice president of Public Affairs, told the Chicago City Council committee on energy, environmental protection and public utilities. “Peoples and North Shore Gas are encouraging customers to take advantage of programs and services to help them use energy more efficiently, stabilize their bills and manage their accounts during an environment of higher energy costs nationally.” The companies are urging customers to start weatherizing their homes, enroll in the Budget Payment Plan and seek financial assistance if they need it.

Sierra announced that the companies are launching a month-long campaign built around October as “Energy Awareness Month” to promote energy efficiency, conservation, safety, and helping others. “Energy Awareness Month is the perfect time to help our customers prepare for winter. Each week, we will highlight one aspect of energy preparedness that will help ensure customers are not caught off-guard by the coming winter chill.”

Energy Awareness Month Initiatives include the following campaigns: Winter Preparedness, Conservation, Safety, Helping Others. Below are details on each of the campaigns.

Winter Preparedness Campaign

Wed, Oct. 1 - Peoples Gas participates in public hearing of the Chicago City Council committee on energy, environmental protection and public utilities to discuss the company’s plans to prepare the public for winter heating needs.

Thurs., Oct. 2 - Peoples Gas will host a Winter Preparedness Seminar with elected officials and community organizations/leaders to discuss partnerships to inform the public about natural gas prices and winter preparedness.

Fri., Oct. 3 - Peoples Gas hosts Energy Awareness Expo at Marconi Community Academy, 240 N. Kolmar, from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Students will learn fun and easy ways to become more energy efficient and representatives from community agencies will be available to assist parents in managing their energy needs.

Conservation Campaign

Fri, Oct. 17 - North Shore Gas will host a Winter Preparedness Seminar to discuss partnerships with elected officials and community organizations/leaders to inform the public about natural gas prices and winter preparedness.

Sat., Oct. 18 - Peoples Gas partners with Metropolitan Family Services and Ald. Anthony Beale (9th Ward), Ald. John Pope (10th Ward) and Ald. Carrie Austin (34th Ward) in hosting the company’s 5th annual Team H.E.A.T (Home Energy Assistance Together). Employee volunteers will spend the day weatherizing the homes of low- and fixed-income residents in the Roseland, Pullman and West Pullman neighborhoods.

Home Safety Campaign

Peoples Gas partners with the Chicago Fire Department to launch a campaign focused on making Chicago homes safe during the winter season by promoting fire and carbon monoxide poisoning prevention.

Helping Others Campaign

Tues., Oct. 28 - Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas kick off the "Faces of Sharing the Warmth" campaign. The 4-month campaign is designed to encourage donations to the Share the Warmth fund which provides matching grants (up to $200) to residents who qualify to pay toward their utility bills.

About Peoples Gas

Peoples Gas is a regulated natural gas delivery company serves 840,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the City of Chicago. The company is a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: TEG). For more information on Peoples Gas, visit www.peoplesgasdelivery.com.

About North Shore Gas

North Shore Gas is a regulated natural gas delivery company that serves 158,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in 54 communities in Northeastern Illinois. The company is a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: TEG). For more information on North Shore Gas, visit www.northshoregasdelivery.com.

For More Information, Contact:

  • Bonnie Johnson (Media)
    Manager, Public Relations
    312-240-4567
    312-907-7333 (cell)