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Customer savings exceed $3.6 million with the help of the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program

Colder weather puts energy efficiency in focus for homeowners and businesses

November 13, 2012

Naperville, IL – More than 73,000 people have put their energy into saving money by taking advantage of the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program. By participating in a number of energy-saving programs, natural gas customers have saved a total of 6.5 million therms, which equates to more than $3.6 million in energy savings.

“Through the Energy Efficiency Program, Nicor Gas is able to fulfill its responsibility to help customers reduce energy use and save money,” said Beth Reese, president of Nicor Gas. “As we prepare for the winter heating season, we want to encourage our customers to take advantage of the many energy-saving programs available to them.”

Nicor Gas offers a variety of innovative energy efficiency programs designed to fit the diverse lifestyles and business needs of its customers.

Residential programs
Homeowners can take advantage of energy-saving offers such as:

  • Rebates: Available for high-efficiency products including boilers, water heaters, furnaces, programmable thermostats and high-performance windows.
  • Assessments: For a limited time, comprehensive home energy assessments (valued at $500) are available for a special rate of $49. Assessments include the installation of energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), showerheads, faucet aerators and pipe wrap. After the assessment, customers receive a customized report from a certified energy advisor and are currently eligible for an instant 70 percent rebate (up to $1,750) to offset installation costs for recommended energy-saving projects.

Business programs
Businesses can also take advantage of a wide variety of program offerings, including technical assistance, energy assessments and cash rebates for reducing therm use. Businesses that enroll are eligible to receive incentives ranging from $75 rebates for space heating equipment all the way up to $500,000 for custom natural gas saving projects.

For example, Dominican University in River Forest recently implemented steam system improvements that will help the facility save more than 132,000 therms annually. Dominican University was awarded a $132,000 rebate check for their efforts. The university plans to reinvest half of its utility bill savings in future energy efficiency improvements across the campus.

Visit NicorGasRebates.com or call 877.886.4239 for more details.

About the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program
The Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program provides rebates and incentives to help businesses and residents save energy and money. Eligible customers gain education, resources and financial rebates to offset the cost of installing and implementing energy efficiency projects. The Program is funded by Nicor Gas customers in compliance with the Illinois Public Utilities Act 220 IL CS5/8-104.For more information about Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Programs, visit NicorGasRebates.com.

About Nicor Gas
Nicor Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS), is a natural gas distribution company that serves more than 2 million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. For more information, visit www.nicorgas.com.

About AGL Resources
AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) is an Atlanta-based energy services holding company with operations in natural gas distribution, retail operations, wholesale services, midstream operations and cargo shipping. As the nation’s largest natural gas-only distributor based on customer count, AGL Resources serves approximately 4.5 million utility customers through its regulated distribution subsidiaries in seven states. The company also serves more than 1 million retail customers through its SouthStar Energy Services joint venture and Nicor National, which markets natural gas and related home services. Other non-utility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers through Sequent Energy Management, ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities, and ownership of Tropical Shipping, one of the largest containerized cargo carriers serving the Bahamas and Caribbean region. AGL Resources is a member of the S&P 500 Index. For more information, visit www.aglresources.com.