Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: June 14, 2005
CON EDISON SYSTEM HITS NEW PEAK IN ENERGY USAGE FOR JUNE
Approaches All-Time Record
NEW YORK - Con Edison hit a new peak in electricity demand for the month of June today and also recorded the companyís second-highest peak ever. At 5 p.m. today, Con Edison provided 12,139 megawatts in electrical power to its 3.1 million customers, setting a new record for June, which had been 11,875 megawatts set at 4 p.m. on June 26, 2003. That figure was also just short of the all-time peak record of 12,207 megawatts set on Aug. 9, 2001 at 3 p.m.
The Con Edison system delivers energy to approximately 9 million New York City and Westchester County residents. Con Edison employees are working round the clock to monitor its system, which includes about 92,000 miles of underground cables, 33,000 miles of overhead lines, 80,000 transformers and more than 203,000 utility poles.
During the ongoing heat wave, Con Edison remains in regular communication with New York City's Office of Emergency Management and the Westchester Office of Emergency Services.
Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nationís largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $10 billion in annual revenues and $23 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than 3 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.