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Contact: Brenda Pérez
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For Immediate Release: August 10, 2001
CON EDISON URGES CUSTOMERS TO CONTINUE ENERGY CONSERVATION MEASURES
NEW YORK - Con Edison urges customers to continue conserving energy during the current heat wave. As early as 10:00 a.m. this morning, energy consumption was up to 11,744 megawatts -- 240 megawatts over yesterday’s 11:00 a.m. load.
The company advises customers to take the following steps, particularly when using air conditioners:
Yesterday, Con Edison hit a new peak in energy demand as of 3:00 p.m. by providing 12,207 megawatts in electrical power to its 3.1 million customers. The Con Edison system is delivering energy to an estimated 8.9 million New York City and Westchester residents. More than 4,000 Con Edison employees are working round the clock to monitor its system, which includes more than 89,000 miles of underground cables, 34,000 miles of overhead lines, 25,000 underground transformers, and 201,000 utility poles.