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Contact: Michael Clendenin
Telephone: (212) 460-4111

For Immediate Release: January 29, 2001

INDIAN POINT 2 RETURNS TO FULL POWER

(New York) -- Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison) announced that its Indian Point 2 generating station reached 100 percent power Sunday night, delivering approximately 1,000 megawatts of electricity to the company’s power grid.

“The safe and methodical full return to power of Indian Point 2 is a tribute to our hard working, dedicated employees,” said Kevin Burke, president of Con Edison.

In December, Con Edison completed the installation of four new steam generators. The restart follows months of extensive testing of plant systems as well as ongoing testing during restart. In December, the company announced the sale of Indian Point 2 to the Entergy Corporation. The closing of this transaction is anticipated by mid-2001.

Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s 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 Edison’s web site at www.coned.com.


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