Con Edison, O&R Crews Restore Power for First Customers in Puerto Rico

Workers from Con Edison and Orange and Rockland Utilities achieved a milestone early today with their first restoration of power in Puerto Rico, turning the lights on for 40 customers.

The customers are in the Old San Juan section of San Juan and were among those who lost electrical service during the devastating hurricanes that struck Puerto Rico this season.

“Our crews got to Puerto Rico and started right in on the demanding work of restoring power,” said John McAvoy, chairman and CEO of Con Edison. “We empathize with the people of Puerto Rico and will keep working day and night to help them rebuild the home they love.”

Con Edison and Orange and Rockland Utilities have sent more than 100 line workers, technical specialists and support personnel to replace poles, cable, transformers and other equipment needed to power homes and businesses.

For photos of the crews at work, go to Con Edison’s Instagram or Facebook page. See a video of the crews performing their work.

Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED) is one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $49 billion in assets. The company provides a wide range of energy-related products and services to its customers through its two regulated utility subsidiaries, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., and Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., and its two non-utility subsidiaries, Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc. and Con Edison Transmission, Inc.