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Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: March 10, 2011
2:25 p.m.

CON EDISON, O&R: HELICOPTERS TO AID
IN HUDSON CROSSING UPGRADE

NEW YORK – Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison) is working with Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) to undertake a major $6.6 million electric service improvement project this week on the electric system transmission lines that span the Hudson River between Stony Point in Rockland County and Buchanan in Westchester County.

Local residents on both banks of the river can expect to see O&R and Con Edison employees and contractors working near the tops of the towers by helicopter and around the base of the towers seven-days-a-week from approximately 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. from March 11 through April 2, conditions permitting.

The two 475-feet-tall transmission towers were built in the 1960s to interconnect the transmission system of O&R and Con Edison. The towers were modified in the early 1970s when the capacity of the transmission cables, which run approximately 6,800 feet across the Hudson River, was increased.   

Both Con Edison and O&R are subsidiaries of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $36 billion in assets.

Con Edison provides electric, gas and steam service to more than three million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit Con Edison on the Web at www.conEd.com, at its green site, www.coned.com/thepowerofgreen, or find it on Facebook at Power of Green.

Orange & Rockland provides electric service to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern New York State (where its franchise name is Orange & Rockland), northern New Jersey (where it’s Rockland Electric Company) and northeastern Pennsylvania (where it’s Pike County Light & Power Company) and natural gas service to approximately 130,000 customers in New York and Pennsylvania.  For more information about O&R visit its website at www.oru.com


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