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NIPIGON POWER PLANT CELEBRATES OPENING

 NIPIGON POWER PLANT CELEBRATES OPENING
 NIPIGON, Ontario, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- TransCanada PipeLines


(NYSE: TRP; Toronto, Montreal: TRP) officially inaugurated its first Canadian electric power generation plant today near Nipigon, Ontario.
 The Nipigon Power Plant is an enhanced combined cycle electrical generating plant which uses natural gas burning turbines and waste heat from an adjacent TransCanada PipeLines compressor station to produce 36 MW of electricity.
 Electric power is sold to Ontario Hydro under a long term contract. Natural gas to fuel the plant is produced in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan and is purchased from Ocelot Energy Inc. and Canada Northwest Marketing Corp. The Nipigon Plant has been supplying the Thunder Bay area since May 1, 1992.
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 /CONTACT: Frank Dabbs of TransCanada PipeLines, 403-267-8525/
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