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For Immediate Release: April 26, 2001
CON EDISON PREPARES FOR SUMMER 2001 AND BEYOND
(NEW YORK) -- Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison) said today
the company is spending $483 million this year on its electrical distribution system as part of a comprehensive program to prepare for the summer of 2001, enhance reliability and improve infrastructure. Over the next five years, the company said it would invest $2.4 billion to upgrade its electric delivery system, which serves New York City and Westchester County.
“Con Edison’s reputation for delivering electricity to our 3.2 million customers is the best in the country, as certified by national utilities’ standards. Our reliability is 10 times better than the New York state average, and 15 times better than the national average,” said Robert W. Donohue, senior vice president of electric operations for Con Edison.
This year 115 additional employees have been hired to complement the existing workforce in electric operations, maintenance services and substation operations.