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For Release: 05/10/2010

Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas Win Silver Trumpet Award for Waste Watcher and Winter Preparedness Campaign

Chicago, IL - Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas, the two utility companies that deliver safe and reliable natural gas to customers in Chicago and 54 communities in Lake County, were recognized at the Publicity Club of Chicago's 51st Annual Trumpet Awards Luncheon, held May 7, as a Silver Trumpet winner in the Issues Management category.

During the fall of 2009, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas launched a campaign that challenged their customers to watch their Waste-Lines and become more energy efficient. As President Obama officially declared October as National Energy Awareness month, the utilities took the opportunity to support the initiative with this Waste Watcher and Winter Preparedness Campaign saturating different neighborhoods throughout the city of Chicago and communities in Lake County encouraging energy conservation, winter preparedness and financial assistance.

"We are extremely honored to receive this award," said Kathy Hartman, senior director of communications for Integrys Energy Group. "Not only did this energy conservation campaign address a very important issue, the environment, but energy conservation is an excellent way for customers to better manage their energy costs during a time when the economy is struggling."

The purpose of the campaign was two-fold (1) encouraging all residents and customers across Chicagoland to practice energy efficiency and conservation by watching their energy 'waste-line' and (2) by providing information about programs and resources to customers who were in need of financial assistance when conservation isn't enough.

The Publicity Club of Chicago's 2010 Golden Trumpet Awards are the most prestigious awards program in the Midwest honoring distinguished individual achievement of public relations and communications. All awards are presented for excellence in planning, creativity and execution.

Please visit the utilities' websites www.peoplesgasdelivery.com or www.northshoregasdelivery.com for more information.

About Peoples Gas

Peoples Gas is a regulated natural gas delivery company that 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 the company's web site 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 the company's web site www.northshoregasdelivery.com.

For More Information, Contact:

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