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Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: April 8, 2009
9:30 a.m.

Earth Day Every Day

CON EDISON ENCOURAGING CUSTOMERS TO RECEIVE & PAY BILLS ONLINE

NEW YORK – As a way to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, Con Edison is inviting customers to join 122,000 New Yorkers who have gone paperless with the company’s green e*bill billing and payment option. More than 78,000 customers enrolled last year alone.

This month, the company was awarded the 2009 George Mitchell Payment System Excellence Award by NACHA, The Electronic Payments Association, for its innovative and aggressive campaign that saw a 50 percent increase in customer participation last year. NACHA is a not-for-profit association that oversees one of the largest electronic payment networks in the world.

Con Edison’s e*bill program is a fast, convenient and environmentally friendly electronic billing and 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. As an added incentive, the company donates $1 to a nonprofit tree planting fund for every customer who enrolls.

“Con Edison’s e*bill program is an easy way to save trees by saving paper. Receive and pay your bills electronically. It’s a small step toward a big way to improve our environment,” said Marilyn Caselli, senior vice president of Customer Operations at Con Edison.

The e*bill program is one part of the company’s comprehensive environmental initiatives to encourage energy efficiency. For more than 100 tips that can help lower your bills and conserve energy visit www.coned.com/thepowerofgreen.

Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $14 billion in annual revenues and $33 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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