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Contact: Brenda Pérez
Telephone: (212) 460-4111

For Immediate Release: June 2, 2000

CON EDISON JOINS IN FORMATION OF PANTELLOS CORPORATION

Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison) (NYSE:ED) joined in the formation of Pantellos Corporation, a new company that will operate and manage an open, independent Internet marketplace for the purchase of goods and services between the energy industry and its suppliers. Con Edison is a founding member of the consortium of 15 leading North American energy and utility companies that was formed earlier this year to develop this marketplace.

The other original members of the consortium are American Electric Power, Cinergy, Duke Energy, Edison International, Entergy, FirstEnergy Corp., FPL Group, PG&E Corp., Public Service Enterprise Group, Reliant Energy, Sempra Energy, Southern Company, TXU and Unicom. To date, five additional companies - Carolina Power and Light, DTE Energy, Dominion Resources, El Paso Energy and GPU - have joined the Pantellos Corporation.

The consortium also announced the selection of Commerce One (NASDAQ: CMRC), a leader in eProcurement and eMarketplace systems software, as the primary technology provider.

Pantellos (pan-TELLos) is a Greek word meaning "total fulfillment." The name reflects the company’s goal of providing total e-supply-chain solutions to its customers.
The business-to-business exchange will operate as a single global portal for purchasing anything from transformers and wire to turbines and equipment repairs. The for-profit exchange will be open to participation by any company in the energy/utility industry.

For more information about the exchange, please visit its Website at: www.pantellos.com

Consolidated Edison, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $7.5 billion in annual revenues and more than $15 billion in assets. The company provides a wide range of energy-related products and services to its customers through two regulated utility subsidiaries and four competitive energy and telecommunications businesses. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit the Consolidated Edison Inc. Web site at www.conedison.com.

For further information, contact:

AEP-Pat Hemlepp, 614-223-1620 Cinergy-Steve Brash, 513-287-2226
Con Edison-Mary McCartney, 212-460-4111 Duke Energy-Danny Gibbs, 704-373-6680
Edison Int’l-Diane Wittenberg, 626-302-3312 Entergy-Betsy Shearron, 504-576-2042
FPL-Media Relations, 305-552-3888 FirstEnergy-Kristen Baird, 330-761-4261
PG&E Corp.-Greg Pruett, 800-743-6397 PSEG-Paul Rosengren, 973-430-5911
Reliant Energy-Sandy Fruhman, 713-207-3123 Sempra Energy-Ed Van Herik, 877-866-2066
Southern Company-Laura Gillig, 404-506-0570 TXU-Sandy Smith, 214-812-5977
Unicom-Jennifer Gordon, 312-394-2836  


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