Alberta Electric System Operator - Media Advisory

    CALGARY, June 1 /CNW/ - The Alberta Electric System Operator invites all
media to an announcement regarding the Long-term Transmission System Plan for
reinforcing the critical backbone of the province's electricity grid over the
next 10 years. AESO executives will be available for interviews. Accredited
media unable to attend the event are invited to participate in the live
moderated question and answer period by calling the number below.

    Date:        Tuesday, June 2, 2009

    Time:        10:00 a.m.

    Location:    Garden Valley Room, Delta Bow Valley Hotel
                 290 - 4th Avenue S.E. Calgary (2nd floor)

    Phone-line:  1-888-205-4499 (toll free)
                 Calgary 403-269-4703
                 Edmonton 780-429-3832

                 Media: For live moderated question and answer period use
                 participant code 58208 followed by the number sign

                 Stakeholders: For the listen-only line use participant code
                 58209 followed by the number sign

    As an independent system operator, the AESO leads the safe, reliable and
economic planning and operation of Alberta's interconnected power system. The
AESO also facilitates Alberta's fair, efficient and openly competitive
wholesale electricity market, which has about 200 participants and
approximately $9 billion in annual energy transactions.

For further information:

For further information: (after the media conference) contact: Doug
Downs, Corporate Communications, Ph: (403) 539-2546 (bus), Ph: (403) 617-3708

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