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Peoples Gas

For Release: 10/08/2010

Peoples Gas Recognizes October as Energy Awareness Month;

Utility Committed to Help Customers Become More Energy Efficient and Prepare for the Winter

Chicago, IL - Don't let the recent 70 degree October days fool you, winter is right around the corner. As October marks Energy Awareness Month, Peoples Gas is urging its customers to become more energy efficient in their homes which will help them better manage heating bills and to prepare now for the inevitable arrival of colder weather.

"We never want our customers to be caught off-guard by the upcoming winter weather," said Mary Boettcher, vice president of customer relations for Peoples Gas. "There are many low to no cost things they can do to conserve energy inside their homes and thus better manage their heating bills. That's not only good for the environment but its good for their pocket books too."

As part of Energy Awareness Month, the company is participating in various events to promote energy efficiency, conservation, safety and winter preparedness. During the month of October, Peoples Gas will be involved in the following activities:

Saturday, October 9 - Peoples Gas is proud to sponsor the Chicago Architecture Foundation's At Home program, a year-long series of educational workshops, home tours and special events to help people make the best choices in designing and caring for their homes. On Saturday, October 9 from 10am - noon, there will be a free workshop entitled "Preparing Your Vintage Home for Winter" that the company is urging all customers with vintage homes to attend. For more information, a list of upcoming events and how to register customers can visit

Thursday, October 19 - Peoples Gas will host its 4th Energy Conservation and Safety Media Event at its technical training facility from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. This media exclusive event will cover energy efficiency, home heating safety and fire safety. The Peoples Gas Technical Training facility is located at 1235 S. Kilbourn.

Wednesday, October 26 - Peoples Gas will host Energy Awareness Expo at Waters Elementary School, 4540 N Campbell Ave, from 10:00 am - 2:30 pm Students will learn fun and easy ways to become more energy efficient during this time.

In addition, the utility re-launched their "Waste Watcher" advertising campaign this month throughout the city of Chicago to help customers watch their energy 'waste' lines. Many of the "Waste Watcher" tips will be incorporated into company events, initiatives and its website to increase awareness about the importance of energy conservation.

Peoples Gas always urges all of its customers to begin weatherizing their homes, enroll in the Budget Payment Plan and seek financial assistance if they need it.

For more information about all energy conservation and financial assistance programs offered by the utility, visit

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 the company's web site:

For More Information, Contact:

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