Alberta Power (2000) Reports Battle River Generating Station Resumes Full Operations

 
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 28, 2008) - Alberta Power (2000) Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of CU Inc., reported today that its Battle River Unit #4 (approximately 150 megawatts) has resumed full operations as of March 27, 2008. The unplanned outage was originally reported on February 6, 2008 and the unit was expected to remain off line until mid March, 2008.

Alberta Power (2000) Ltd. has claimed Force Majeure relief under the provisions of the Power Purchase Arrangement (PPA). If the claim for relief is successful, Alberta Power (2000) does not expect any material financial impact. If the claim for relief is not successful, the cash impact will be approximately $12.7 million. Due to the Availability Incentive Pool deferral account, Alberta Power (2000) does not expect any material earnings impact in 2008 as a result of this outage.

CU Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Utilities Limited, part of the ATCO Group of companies. CU Inc. is an Alberta based corporation with assets of approximately $4.7 billion and more than 3,700 employees and is comprised of two main business segments: Utilities (natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution) and Power Generation. More information about CU Inc. can be found on the Canadian Utilities Limited website at www.canadian-utilities.com.

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Alberta Power (2000) Ltd.
Rick Brouwer
President
(403) 209-6901