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Yankee Gas Services Company
P.O. Box 270
Hartford, CT 06141-0270
(800) 989-0900

News Release
State's Natural Gas Utilities Co-Sponsor Forum on Commercial and Industrial Cooling and Power Applications New England Gas Association President to address forum
MEDIA CONTACT:Sandy St. Pierre
Office:(860) 665-6211
After Hours:(860) 279-1173
BERLIN, Conn., April 4, 2002 - A unique forum on innovative natural gas technologies for commercial and industrial cooling, heating and power needs will be held at the careerbuilder.com Oakdale Theater in Wallingford on Wednesday, April 10, starting at 10.30 a.m. The forum, sponsored by the state’s three natural gas utilities, Yankee Gas Services Company, Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation (CNG) and The Southern Connecticut Gas Company (SCG) and Clover Corporation, a distributor of heating and air conditioning equipment, will discuss how commercial and industrial businesses can take advantage of natural gas technology for their integrated energy needs such as cooling, heating and power.
“Businesses and manufacturers have specific energy needs, so we’ve joined forces to present a program that educates customers about innovative natural gas technologies such as integrated energy services to help them better manage their entire energy portfolios,” said John Ferrantino, director, Sales & Marketing for Yankee Gas.
"In our quickly changing, complex energy culture, providing customers with the latest information on natural gas pricing, reliability of supplies and new equipment and technology is a key component to quality service," said James McNally, director, Sales and Marketing for CNG and SCG. "Last year's technology forum was extremely informative and beneficial to all parties; we agreed at that time to make it an annual event."
Thomas M. Kiley, president of the New England Gas Association, will address the forum at noon, focusing on natural gas policies and prices in New England.
Presenters at the forum also include experts in the field of gas air conditioning and power generation who will discuss trends in designs, equipment and systems such as hybrids, chiller-heaters (large and small) and combined cooling, heating and power.
“Providing valuable and practical information is a big part of customer service and an important element in building relationships with our customers,” said Ferrantino. “With today’s volatile energy market, businesses are diversifying energy usage to keep costs down. What we’re doing is showing them the variety of ways natural gas fits into their energy portfolio.”

Yankee Energy System, Inc., (YES) which is part of the Northeast Utilities system, includes Yankee Gas Services Company, the largest natural gas distribution company in Connecticut serving approximately 191,000 customers in 70 cities and towns throughout the state. Yankee Energy also includes Yankee Energy Financial Services Company, which provides a full range of residential and commercial energy equipment financing options. Further information about YES can be obtained from its Web sites: www.yankeeenergy.com, www.yankeegas.com and www.yankeefinancialservices.com.

Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation, a subsidiary of Energy East Corporation (NYSE:EAS), provides natural gas service to approximately 150,000 customers in the Greater Hartford and New Britain areas and Greenwich. For more information visit www.cngcorp.com.

The Southern Connecticut Gas Company, a subsidiary of Energy East Corporation (NYSE:EAS), provides natural gas service to approximately 167,000 customers in the Fairfield, New Haven and Middlesex counties. For more information visit www.soconngas.com.


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