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Staten Island Lineman & Woodbridge, N.J. Resident Wins Con Edison’s Highest Honor

Restored Power to Senior Center In Puerto Rico

Marshall Nichols, a 46-year-old Con Edison chief line constructor in Staten Island, who helped restore power to thousands of Puerto Rico residents, has won the company’s highest honor, the Living Our Values award.

The recognition is presented annually to company employees who exemplify the values of service, teamwork and excellence, and who demonstrate concern for the quality of life in their communities.

“Nick (as his co-workers address him) is the go-to-guy for new initiatives. He always acts with integrity and holds himself and his peers, managers, customers to a high standard of courtesy and respect,” said Johnny Price, a Con Edison colleague.

Nichols was deployed twice to Puerto Rico to assist with the energy restorations in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria. In Puerto Rico he was part of a team that restored power to thousands of islanders, including a Guaynabo Senior Living Center that was in the dark for four months. You can view the video here:

Nichols, who began his career with Con Edison in 2004, plays a role in the company’s efforts to recruit women for non-traditional jobs and veterans. He speaks at events to promote the company’s work environment and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Nichols, a veteran of the U.S. Marines, resides with his wife Wendy and their 10-year-old daughter Paige, in Woodbridge, NJ.

Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $49 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than three million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York.