Enbridge Celebrates Launch of Wind Power Project in Kincardine



    KINCARDINE, ON, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - With a community barbeque and a visit
from Ontario's Finance Minister Greg Sorbara, the official launch of the
Enbridge Ontario Wind Power Project takes place this evening in Kincardine.
    "Enbridge is very excited about starting construction of this major
energy project in Ontario," says Al Monaco, President, Enbridge Gas
Distribution. "Enbridge has a long history of serving customers with
dependable energy and delivering conservation programs and we're committed to
creating new and sustainable energy solutions that will help address the
province's electricity needs. We're proud to celebrate this important
renewable energy milestone with the people of Kincardine. The Minister's
presence here today reflects the growing importance of renewable energy in
Ontario's electricity supply mix and the leadership position taken by this
community."
    In mid-July, the project received final regulatory approval from the
Ontario Municipal Board and construction began on access roads for the
80-metre high Vestas V82 wind turbines that will be erected at the 181.5
megawatt wind farm. About one-quarter of the 110 turbines should be
operational by August 2008, with the rest supplying green energy to the
province's power grid by the end of that year.
    Sub-contractors to Enbridge have already begun hiring local residents. At
peak construction, the approximately $450 million project will create an
estimated 300 new jobs. The operating facility will generate more than
$300,000 in municipal taxes and provide $550,000 in combined annual lease
payments to project landowners.
    "On behalf of the Government, I'd like to thank the residents of
Kincardine and their municipal government for their strong and continuing
support for this wind power project," says Minister Sorbara. "The community's
vision is 'great energy, balanced life', and today they are a giant step
closer to realizing it."
    "Their support is also helping the province meet its ambitious target for
renewable energy," continues Sorbara. "In August, the Government announced it
is seeking new generation facilities that will deliver 4,000 megawatts of
green energy by 2025. The Enbridge Ontario Wind Power Project alone will
deliver about 4.5% of that target."

    Enbridge and Clean Energy

    While primarily in the energy transportation and distribution business,
Enbridge is making significant inroads into the clean energy technologies of
the future. The company currently has three wind projects generating
electricity in Alberta and Saskatchewan. When the Enbridge Ontario Wind Power
project is fully operational, the four wind projects will have a combined
capacity of more than 250 megawatts, supplying enough electricity to meet the
power requirements of more than 80,000 homes. The projects represent about
4.4 per cent of Canada's total installed wind power capacity.
    In 2007, for the third year in a row, Enbridge was named one of the
Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World at the World Economic
Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Enbridge is one of only five Canadian companies
recognized.

    The Event

    The launch ceremony and community dinner begin at 5:00 p.m. at the
Underwood Community Centre, 1240 Concession 6, which is located a short drive
north of the Town of Kincardine along Highway 21. Minister Sorbara, Al Monaco
and Kincardine Mayor Larry Kraemer will address community members attending
the event.

    About Enbridge Ontario Wind Power

    Enbridge Ontario Wind Power L.P. is owned by Enbridge Inc. Enbridge Inc.,
a Canadian company, is a leader in energy transportation and distribution in
North America and internationally. As a transporter of energy, Enbridge
operates, in Canada and the United States, the world's longest crude oil and
liquids pipeline system. The Company also has international operations and a
growing involvement in the natural gas transmission and midstream businesses.
As a distributor of energy, Enbridge owns and operates Canada's largest
natural gas distribution company, and provides distribution services in
Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and New York State. Enbridge employs
approximately 5,000 people, primarily in Canada, the United States and South
America. The Company also has investments in wind power and fuel cell
projects. Enbridge's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange in
Canada and on the New York Stock Exchange in the United States under the
symbol ENB. Information about Enbridge is available on the Company's website
at www.enbridge.com.

    Certain information provided in this news release constitutes
forward-looking statements. The words "anticipate", "expect", "project",
"estimate", "forecast" and similar expressions are intended to identify such
forward-looking statements. Although Enbridge believes that these statements
are based on information and assumptions which are current, reasonable and
complete, these statements are necessarily subject to a variety of risks and
uncertainties pertaining to operating performance, regulatory parameters,
weather, economic conditions and commodity prices. You can find a discussion
of those risks and uncertainties in our Canadian securities filings and
American SEC filings. While Enbridge makes these forward-looking statements in
good faith, should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or
should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary
significantly from those expected. Except as may be required by applicable
securities laws, Enbridge assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise
any forward-looking statements made herein or otherwise, whether as a result
of new information, future events or otherwise.

    Photos will be available on Canada News Wire shortly following the event.

    /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on
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For further information:

For further information: Debbie Boukydis, Enbridge Gas Distribution,
(416) 495-5682, debbie.boukydis@enbridge.com

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