TransCanada to Redeem US$200 Million 8.50 per cent Debentures

CALGARY, Alberta – September 22, 2004 – (TSX: TRP) (NYSE: TRP) – TransCanada Corporation today announced its wholly-owned subsidiary, TransCanada PipeLines Limited, will exercise its right to redeem all of its outstanding US$200 million 8.50 per cent Debentures due 2023.

The redemption date will be November 1, 2004. Holders of the Debentures will be entitled to US$1,042.7806 per US$1,000.00 principal amount. This amount includes US$33.10 representing the redemption premium and US$9.6806 representing accrued and unpaid interest to the redemption date.

TransCanada is a leading North American energy company. We are focused on natural gas transmission and power services with employees who are expert in these businesses. Our network of approximately 39,000 kilometres (24,200 miles) of pipeline transports the majority of Western Canada’s natural gas production to the fastest growing markets in Canada and the United States. TransCanada owns, controls or is constructing nearly 4,700 megawatts of power – an equal amount of power can meet the needs of about 4.7 million average households. Our common shares trade under the symbol TRP on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.

Certain information in this news release is forward-looking and is subject to important risks and uncertainties. The results or events predicted in this information may differ from actual results or events. Factors which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, the ability of TransCanada to successfully implement its strategic initiatives and whether such strategic initiatives will yield the expected benefits, the availability and price of energy commodities, regulatory decisions, competitive factors in the pipeline and power industry sectors, and the current economic conditions in North America. For additional information on these and other factors, see the reports filed by TransCanada with Canadian securities regulators and with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. TransCanada disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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