NewsCon Edison Media Relations
Contact: D. Joy Faber
Telephone: (212) 460-4111
For Immediate Release: December 29, 2000
CON EDISON PREPARES FOR WINTER STORM
Con Edison is closely monitoring the approaching winter storm that is expected to hit our region this weekend. Con Edison is planning to respond quickly and efficiently in the event of any power outages. The company will have 150 electrical and construction crews working around the clock this weekend to respond to power outages in addition to scores of supervisors.
Con Edisonís two customer service centers also are adding more people to answer phones and assist customers in the event of power problems.
Other preparations include alerting area tree trimming contractors for emergency response with crews and equipment. Heavy snow, ice and wind can take their toll on trees that damage power lines.
In addition, the company has been in close contact with the New York City mayorís Office of Emergency Management and the Westchester County Office of Disaster and Emergency Service to coordinate storm response.
Con Edison offers the following storm tips to customers to help weather the possible effects of a storm:
Con Edison [NYSE: ED] is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nationís largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $9 billion in annual revenues and $16 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than three million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit Con Edisonís web site at www.coned.com.