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Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: January 30, 2007
3:50 p.m.

STATEMENT FROM CON EDISON
CONCERNING NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY QUEENS POWER OUTAGE TASK FORCE

NEW YORK - As we have stated previously, our performance during the events in northwest Queens last summer was not up to the standards our customers have come to expect, nor did it meet the expectations we have set for ourselves.

We are learning from this episode, and are implementing many infrastructure improvements and new emergency response procedures.  In the Long Island City network alone we have invested approximately $90 million in repairs and upgrades to our equipment. 

We look forward to an ongoing and constructive dialogue with city and state officials, as well as other parties, and will take every step necessary to avoid a recurrence of this type of event.  We remain committed to providing our customers with the most reliable electric delivery service in the country.

 

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