Suez Energy Resources NA launches power pledge drive campaign

HOUSTON, April 28, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) — SUEZ Energy Resources NA, Inc. (formerly Tractebel Energy Services, Inc., the U.S. retail energy business of SUEZ Energy International), is offering businesses in New Jersey a chance to reduce their electricity costs and, at the same time, help out several local children’s charities.

SUEZ is an international industrial and services Group which employs 160,700 people worldwide and achieved revenues of EUR 40.7 billion in 2004.

SUEZ Energy Resources NA provides electricity and risk management solutions to commercial and industrial customers looking to control their energy budgets. The promotion, called the “Power Pledge Drive,” was designed to encourage businesses to explore what cost-saving opportunities may exist with another energy provider as well as give them, and SUEZ Energy Resources NA, a chance to help out the community.

To participate, large commercial and industrial businesses need to seek electricity pricing information from SUEZ Energy Resources NA, and in exchange, the company will make a $50 donation to one of three New Jersey children’s charities. “Large” in this instance is defined as any commercial or industrial business with peak demand electricity usage at 750 KW or more. The customer selects which of the three organizations it wants to support. The three participating charities represent some of New Jersey’s largest children’s charities: the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Jersey, March of Dimes’ New Jersey chapter, and Girls & Boys Town of New Jersey.

“These charities do a great job of supporting a wide range of children’s causes throughout the state and are a part of the New Jersey landscape,” said JD Burrows, vice president, marketing.

To seek the pricing information from SUEZ Energy Resources NA, qualifying companies are asked to complete a letter of authorization that allows the retail energy provider to get historic energy usage data from the incumbent utility. In exchange for each pricing inquiry, SUEZ Energy Resources NA will make the $50 donation to one of three charities selected by the local businesses. The company anticipates donating up to $30,000 as part of the campaign.

SUEZ Energy Resources NA’s goal is to increase its customer base in New Jersey. “We’re confident that we can help commercial and industrial customers lower their electricity costs,” said Burrows. “It’s a common practice to utilize gift cards or similar rewards to entice new customers, and we’ve done that before. However, we’re testing a new approach in New Jersey that will give something back to the community, which we think is important to everyone.”

To learn more about SUEZ Energy Resources NA, or ask for a price proposal, customers may visit the company’s Web site at www.suezenergyresources.com or call 1-866-999-8374.

Licensed in 12 markets (Texas, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Rhode Island, Delaware, Connecticut and Washington, DC), SUEZ Energy Resources NA plans to expand to other states in the Northeast and Midwest in 2005.

About SUEZ Energy North America, Inc. [www.suezenrgyna.com ]

Based in Houston, SUEZ Energy Resources NA, Inc. (formerly named Tractebel Energy Services, Inc.) is a wholly owned subsidiary of SUEZ Energy North America Inc. SUEZ Energy North America is responsible for managing SUEZ positions within the energy value chain in the U.S., Mexico and Canada, including electricity generation and cogeneration, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG), asset-based trading and origination, and retail energy sales and related services to Commercial and Industrial customers.

SUEZ Energy North America owns and/or operates a total of 44 power, cogeneration, steam, and chilled-water facilities, including those in construction or development, representing a capacity of more than 5,558 MW of electricity generation, 9 million pounds per hour of steam, and 101,000 tons per hour of chilled water. SUEZ Energy North America’s wholly owned subsidiary, Distrigas of Massachusetts, owns and operates a liquefied natural gas receiving terminal in Everett, Massachusetts, which commenced operations in 1971 and currently serves most of the gas utilities in New England and key power producers, meeting approximately 20 percent of New England’s annual gas demand.

In Mexico, SUEZ Energy North America affiliates operate three natural gas distribution companies as well as cogeneration plants in Tampico and Monterrey, which produce 280 MW of power.

For more information about SUEZ Energy North America, visit www.suezenrgyna.com. For information about SUEZ Energy International, visit www.suezenergyint.com” target=”_new”>www.suezenergyint.com, and for more information about SUEZ, visit www.suez.com.

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