Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: April 17, 2006
CON EDISON ISSUES REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR DEMAND SIDE MANAGEMENT
Plan Aimed At Managing Electric Load Growth
NEW YORK - Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison)
announced today that it has issued a Request For Proposal (RFP) soliciting
applications from qualified parties to supply the company with new demand
side management (DSM) resources, delivered to targeted areas in New
York City and Westchester County. The RFP calls for a savings of approximately
123 megawatts over a multi-year period beginning in 2008. DSM is a tool
to help customers reduce electricity use, while at the same time provide
them with ongoing permanent savings.
“Energy use is growing and will continue to grow even more in the years
ahead. Part of our long-range planning is to manage rising demand in
areas where it’s growing fastest. This program is another factor in
the overall energy management equation,” said Stephen F. Wood, vice
president of engineering and planning for Con Edison.
The company has identified 14 load areas where real savings can be achieved
through DSM. The types of changes customers can make include energy
efficient air conditioning, lighting, refrigeration, motors, clean distributed
generation, and steam air conditioning. Both residential and commercial
customers may qualify, and there may be financial incentives to customers
to help offset installation costs.
Qualifying proposals will be evaluated based on the proposed price,
technical and financial qualifications of the respondents, including
the likelihood of successful performance based on experience, expertise,
and proposed implementation program.
To obtain a copy of the RFP and the DSM Agreement go to: www.conEd.com/DSM/TargetedRFP2006.
Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED],
one of the nations largest investor-owned energy companies, with
approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $25 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 Consolidated Edison, Inc.'s Web site at www.conedison.com.