For Release: 11/14/2012

Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas Crews Join Utility Restoration Efforts

Chicago, IL - On Thursday, November 15, Peoples Gas, headquartered in Chicago, IL and North Shore Gas, headquartered in Waukegan, IL, both subsidiaries of Integrys Energy Group (NYSE: TEG) will be sending crews out East to assist in utility restoration efforts.

Twenty-seven employees will join the efforts of thousands of other utility employees from across the country to restore natural gas service to customers in the northeastern United States resulting from Hurricane Sandy.

Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas employees and equipment will leave tomorrow (Thursday, November 15) morning for New York state to support National Grid (National Grid is the largest distributor of natural gas in northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.4 million customers in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.) in their natural gas restoration efforts and are expected to stay in that area for up to two weeks. "As we near Thanksgiving, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas are proud to be sending crews to help the ongoing effort to restore natural gas service to National Grid customers ahead of the upcoming holiday," said Will Evans, President, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas. "Our employees are committed to safety and service at all times and we are pleased to help relieve and assist our fellow utility workers in their continued efforts."

The Chicagoland based companies have sufficient employees in their service territories to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to their customers. Deploying 27 employees and equipment will not affect services to customers.

The cost of the assistance will be passed back to National Grid and will have no affect on Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas customer's rates.

Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) another Integrys Energy Group subsidiary, sent a crew of 25 employees out East immediately following the devastating storm. The WPS employees have been assisting with electric restoration in Connecticut and New Jersey.

About Peoples Gas

Peoples Gas, a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: TEG), is a regulated natural gas delivery company that serves approximately 826,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the city of Chicago. For more information about Peoples Gas, visit the company's website: www.peoplesgasdelivery.com.

About North Shore Gas

North Shore Gas, a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: TEG), is a regulated natural gas delivery company that serves approximately 158,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers located in 54 communities within the northern suburbs of Chicago. For more information about North Shore Gas visit the company's website: www.northshoregasdelivery.com.

For More Information, Contact:

  • Jennifer Block
    Director Media Relations
    Peoples Gas & North Shore Gas
    312-465-0911