Con Edison Steam Operations Wins
The 2007 IDEA System of the Year Award
Steam Operations has won the IDEA System of the Year Award for a second time.
Con Edison Steam Operations has won the 2007 International District Energy Association (IDEA) System of the Year Award. The award is the top honor IDEA can confer on a district energy system. Created in 1992, the annual System of the Year award recognizes exemplary system performance and service furthering the goals of the district energy industry. Con Edison Steam Operations is the first system to win the award twice, having previously received the honor in 2000.
Most of Con Edison’s steam is produced using highly efficient, cleaner, and greener cogeneration technology, driving down electric demand, reducing emissions, and improving the environment for everyone in the New York City metropolitan area. To win the IDEA System of the Year award for a second time is a great honor, and a testament to the amazing skills and work of the employees of Steam Operations who work hard to keep Manhattan cool and warm year round.
Con Edison’s steam system is the largest in the United States, producing more steam than the next nine U.S. steam systems combined. The system reliably serves approximately 1,800 customers with steam for space heating and hot water, and provides about 370 of those customers with steam for building cooling. The steam distribution network consists of 105 miles of mains and service pipes extending from Battery Park north to 96th Street on the west side and 89th street on the east side of Manhattan.
IDEA System of the Year Award entrants are judged by a panel of industry experts on criteria including energy efficiency, reliability and availability, environmental benefits and compliance strategy, employee safety and training programs, customer relations, service improvements, communications and marketing, and involvement in community and professional organizations.