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Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release:
March 31, 2008
9:00 a.m.

April is “PayItGreen” Month

CON EDISON URGES CUSTOMERS TO PAY BILLS ONLINE

NEW YORK – Con Edison is urging customers to consider “greening” their finances in time for April’s “PayItGreen” month. With over 3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, the company is promoting its paperless billing option, e*bill.  Close to 60,000 Con Edison customers have enrolled within the past year.

Con Edison is a member of the PayItGreen Alliance, www.payitgreen.org, which was formed in 2007 and comprises 20 leaders in the financial and consumer billing industries. The Alliance seeks to educate consumers about the positive environmental impact of choosing electronic bills, statements and payments over paper alternatives.

Con Edison’s e*bill program is a fast, convenient and environmentally friendly payment option. Each month, Con Edison notifies customers via e-mail when bills are ready for viewing. Switching to e*bill is easy, and customers can visit www.conEd.com/ebill to learn how to sign up.

“Con Edison’s e*bill program is an easy way to cut down on paper consumption and save trees by opting to receive and pay your bills electronically” said Marilyn Caselli, senior vice president of Customer Operations. “Taking this small step will have a positive lasting impact on our environment.”

As an added incentive, the company will donate $1 for every customer who signs up for the e*bill program to a nonprofit tree planting fund. For customers living in New York City, the company will donate to Trees New York, and for customers living in Westchester County, donations will be sent to Friends of Westchester Parks, Inc.

Con Edison's e*bill program is one part of the company’s comprehensive environmental initiatives in EnergyNY, the company's recently announced plan to meet the future energy needs of its customers through infrastructure upgrades and energy efficiency programs.  EnergyNY can be viewed at www.conEd.com/energyny.

Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $28 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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