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ATCO Electric Receives Award for Archaeological Stewardship

More than 140 historical sites identified during major transmission construction project

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/18/13 --

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ATCO Electric has received the 2013 Richard G. Forbis award for its Historical and Archaeological Resource Protection Plan implemented during construction of the Hanna Region Transmission Development project. The award was presented by the Archaeological Society of Alberta - Calgary Centre at the society's annual general meeting.

The Richard G. Forbis award was created by the Archaeological Society of Alberta - Calgary Centre to recognize an individual or organization in southern Alberta that displays exceptional service to public archaeology by making archaeology more visible in the media, raising public awareness and providing ways for the public to participate in archeological studies.

The 2013 award was presented to ATCO Electric in recognition of its significant contributions toward raising awareness of historical resource issues through public consultation and its efforts to educate employees and the public about the importance of First Nation and pioneer-era sites.

"With more than 85 years' experience working in Alberta, ATCO Electric has deep roots in this province," said Sett Policicchio, President, ATCO Electric Transmission. "We are committed to finding environmentally-responsible and sustainable ways to do business. This Historical and Archaeological Resource Protection Plan is one example of our efforts in maintaining our commitment to protect Alberta's heritage."

ATCO Electric developed the plan with the goal of protecting historical resources during construction on the Hanna Region Transmission Development project, which will provide major transmission reinforcement in southeast Alberta. The plan helps employees identify and protect historical and archaeological resources. As a result, more than 140 historical sites were identified during construction, a marked increase from the five on record at the onset of the project in 2010, and a significant contribution to Alberta's registry of historical resources.

ATCO Electric provides safe, reliable delivery of electricity to nearly 216,000 customers in 245 communities across Alberta and is part of the ATCO Group of Companies. ATCO Group, with more than 9,400 employees and assets of approximately $14 billion, delivers service excellence and innovative business solutions worldwide with leading companies engaged in structures & logistics (manufacturing, logistics and noise abatement), utilities (pipelines, natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution), energy (power generation, natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction) and technologies (business systems solutions). More information can be found at

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