Con Edison Encourages Climate Week Action Year Round

Utility Commends Customers for Greening Their Energy Usage

Con Edison welcomes participants from around the world and around the corner for Climate Week NYC 2019 running from today through Sept. 29.

This week and every week of the year, Con Edison promotes and encourages participation in programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase investments that can result in a clean energy future.

Those programs and initiatives include:

  • Challenging the federal easing of power plant carbon dioxide emission rules that would result in dirtier emissions.
  • Doubling the level of gas energy efficiency over the next three years and ramping up electric energy efficiency investments to meet 2025 statewide targets. 
  • Protecting against the harsh effects of climate change by investing over $1 billion to fortify energy-delivery systems against more frequent, powerful storms, rising seas, and higher temperatures.
  • Providing low- and moderate-income customers with the opportunity to access the benefits and savings of clean energy by installing solar panels on Con Edison properties.
  • Providing customers with smart meters to help them make near-real-time, transparent decisions to reduce their usage.
  • Encouraging drivers to consider whether electric vehicles are right for them. The company’s SmartCharge program rewards drivers who charge their vehicles during non-peak times.

 

Con Edison Inc. is the second largest producer of solar energy in North America. Since 2005, it has reduced its own carbon footprint by 49 percent and helped 675,000 customers participate in energy efficiency programs that prevented 5.5 million tons of carbon emissions, so far.

In recognition of Climate Week, Con Edison thanks its customers for implementing real change – small and large – in their energy consumption habits to reduce their carbon footprint and make the environment better for us all.

Here is a small sample of their efforts:

  • More than 27,500 customers have completed solar projects with the capacity to produce 260 megawatts of clean, renewable power.
  • The homeowners in Westchester County who are early adopters of heat pump technology using the new incentives.
  • The demonstration project of five electric White Plains school buses to test their performance in taking students to and from school throughout the year and their ability to support the grid with the energy stored in their batteries during summer peak energy demand.
  • About 1.7 million, some 52 percent, of customers, have switched to paperless billing.

Con Edison will continue to take a lead role in helping to achieve New York City and New York State environmental goals. To find out more about Con Edison’s multi-pronged approach to mitigate the impacts of climate change visit us at https://www.coned.com/en/our-energy-future/our-energy-vision/our-clean-energy-vision.

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 $55 billion in assets. The utility delivers electricity, natural gas and steam to 3.5 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, N.Y. For financial, operations and customer service information, visit www.conEd.com. For energy efficiency information, visit coned.com/energyefficiency  Also, visit us on Twitter and Facebook.

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