Union Gas Offers Businesses New Incentives for Energy Saving Technologies


    Marks Conservation Week by Helping Bottom Line and the Environment

    CHATHAM, ON, May 19 /CNW/ - Union Gas today marked Conservation Week with
enhancements to five of its EnerSmart program offerings that will help
businesses reduce energy use and operating costs.
    "We believe in helping our business customers make smart investments in
energy-efficient equipment and technologies," said Mel Ydreos, vice-president,
Union Gas. "These investments can not only boost the bottom line, they also
help the environment."In this special program, Union Gas is offering its commercial customers:

    1.  Free programmable thermostats: To reduce heating and cooling expenses
        by up to 10 percent. Until August 31, 2009, Union Gas will also
        provide a $40 incentive towards the installation of each new
        programmable thermostat unit.

    2.  Free pre-rinse spray nozzles for restaurants: To reduce water use and
        shave up to $950 off a businesses natural gas bill. This includes
        free delivery and installation.

    3.  Free showerheads and aerators: To minimize energy used to heat water
        and save up to $100 a year on energy costs. This offer is available
        for multi-family and long-term care facilities, schools, hotels,
        motels and recreational commercial buildings and includes free
        delivery.

    4.  $1,500 incentive on the installation of a destratification fan: High
        volume, low speed commercial fans reduce heat loss through the
        ceiling, ensure a consistent and comfortable temperature and can
        reduce energy cost by up to 30 percent. Available until Sept 30.

    5.  Up to $3,500 incentive on the installation of a condensing boiler:
        Save energy with up to 98 percent thermal efficiency. Available until
        Sept 30.For information about the enhanced EnerSmart commercial incentives
offered by Union Gas, visit uniongas.com/cams. For more ways to save through
the EnerSmart saving programs visit uniongas.com/esp.

    About Union Gas

    Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission
and distribution company based in Ontario with nearly 100 years of experience
and service to customers. The distribution business serves 1.3 million
residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities
across northern, southwestern and eastern Ontario. Union Gas's growing storage
and transmission business offers premium storage and transportation services
to customers at the Dawn Hub, the largest underground storage facility in
Canada and one of the largest in North America. It offers customers an
important link in the movement of natural gas from Western Canadian and U.S.
supply basins to markets in central Canada and the northeast U.S. A Spectra
Energy company, Union Gas has assets of $4 billion and approximately 2,200
employees. Visit uniongas.com for more information.



For further information: Union Gas Limited: Andrea Stass, Manager,
Public Affairs and Media Relations, Union Gas Limited, Ph: 1-800-571-8446 ext.
5490, Cell: (519) 365-1010, Fax: (519) 436-4621, E-mail: astass@uniongas.com