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Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: July 27, 2005

CON EDISON CONTINUES RECORD-SETTING POWER DEMAND

NEW YORK Another electricity usage record has been reached. Con Edison set a record for peak electricity demand of 13,059 megawatts at 5:00 p.m. today, eclipsing the former record of 13,003 megawatts set earlier today at 4:00 p.m. Today also marks the first time in Con Edison's 123-year history of delivering electricity that peak demand, the amount of electricity being used at a given time, has surpassed the 13,000-megawatt mark. Four of the top 10 electric peak loads of all time have been reached so far this summer.

Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $10 billion in annual revenues and $24 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 Edison's Web site at www.coned.com.




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