Con Edison Media Relations
CON EDISON OFFERS ENERGY- AND MONEY-SAVING TIPS FOR WINTER
Natural Gas Supplies Adequate For Coming Heating Season
NEW YORK – Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison) is recommending a series of energy-saving and safety tips that will help customers reduce their gas and electric bills while helping them remain safe during the coming winter season.
In preparation for the approaching winter weather, Con Edison has obtained adequate natural gas supplies for the company’s 1.1 million gas customers, approximately 300,000 of whom use gas for home heating. Con Edison’s service area for natural gas includes Manhattan, the Bronx, Westchester County, and parts of Queens.
Con Edison is also investing more than $178 million this year to upgrade, expand, and secure its gas delivery system. The company will be replacing more than 120,000 feet of existing gas mains and installing 31,000 feet of new mains to ensure reliable gas service to customers.
Although gas supplies should be sufficient to meet demand through the winter months, and gas prices are expected to remain about the same as last year, the company continues to encourage customers to use energy wisely.
“The most effective way for customers to manage energy costs is to manage energy use. Customers can save money by following some simple cost-saving measures,” said Marilyn Caselli, senior vice president of customer operations for Con Edison.
Some tips for customers to follow this winter:
Con Edison's Level Payment Plan helps customers to even out energy costs over the entire year. In addition, HEAP (Home Energy Assistant Program) grants are available for qualified New York state residents, and EnergyShare funds are available for qualified needy families. The company also provides consumers information about the opportunity to comparison shop for an alternate energy supplier through PowerYourWay (www.poweryourway.com). Customers who choose an alternate supplier by enrolling in PowerMove will save 7 percent on their energy costs for an introductory period.
The company is also offering customers advice on how to keep their homes safe during the cold weather. Here are some tips that can contribute to a safe, accident-free environment.
Customers can learn more about energy-saving and safety tips by visiting the company’s Web site at www.conEd.com.
Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $27 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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