The Atlantic Energy Gateway Initiative (AEG) met with Ministers of the four Atlantic Provinces to announce the results of studies undertaken by the AEG to analyze the benefits of regional collaboration. The AEG is aimed at enhancing government and regional power utilities cooperation in Atlantic Canada. The research identified several potential benefits from regional collaboration including development and operating cost efficiencies, greater diversity in clean and renewable energy supplies, enhanced stability for ratepayers, and lower greenhouse gas emissions for the Atlantic region. The AEG represents an unprecedented level of collaboration between federal and provincial governments as well as provincial utilities.