ATCO Gas Reminds Albertans to Verify Employee Identity


EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 20, 2009) - Through media reports it has come to the attention of ATCO Gas that recently a person allegedly impersonated a gas company employee to gain entrance to a Calgary home.

ATCO Gas takes the safety of our customers and the reputation of our company very seriously. Our employees are uniformed and required to wear photo identification and produce it when asked. If there are questions about the identity of the representative, customers can take the following measures:

     - Ask to see their ATCO Gas issued photo identification 
     - Telephone our Customer Assistance Centre to verify that an employee
       or contractor ID is valid:

ATCO Gas Customer Assistance Centre - Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m
Calgary - (403) 245-7888
Edmonton - (780) 424-5222
Toll-free 310-5678

Outside of regular business hours: ATCO Gas 24-hour Emergency Services
Calgary 1-403-245-7222
Edmonton 1-780-420-5585
All Other Areas 1-800-511-3447

If the individual cannot produce picture identification, or if it is confirmed by ATCO Gas that there is no work scheduled in that area, the police should be contacted immediately.

ATCO Gas is an Alberta-based natural gas distribution company, serving more than one million customers in nearly 300 communities province wide. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Utilities Limited, part of the ATCO Group of Companies. ATCO Group is an Alberta-based, worldwide organization of companies with more than 7,800 employees actively engaged in Power Generation, Utilities and Global Enterprises. More information about ATCO can be found on its website,

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Corporate Communications
(780) 288-7621
Edmonton, AB