Con Edison Enrolls 100,000 Customers in Electric Retail Choice Program

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.

    NEW YORK, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Consolidated Edison Company of New
 York, Inc. (Con Edison) said today that it has enrolled its 100,000th customer
 in the company's Electric Retail Choice Program, which encourages customers to
 choose alternate energy suppliers.  Regardless of which supplier customers
 choose, Con Edison will continue to deliver the electricity to homes and
 businesses in its service area.  This milestone places the Con Edison program
 among the most popular in the country.  Under the program, now in its third
 year, all customers are able to purchase electricity and gas from alternate
 suppliers called Energy Services Companies, or ESCOs.  To facilitate
 comparison-shopping, customers can obtain a list of participating ESCOs
 through the Con Edison Web site at http://www.coned.com/athome/athome.asp.
     "We've seen a steady stream of interest from our customers in this program
 since we first opened the enrollment and the interest has continued to grow,"
 said Marilyn Caselli, Con Edison vice president, customer operations.  "What
 we find most encouraging is the interest in the program from a broad spectrum
 of customers," she added.
     To further encourage competition in the electricity marketplace, Con
 Edison has sold most of its power plants and is concentrating its business on
 the safe and reliable delivery of electricity and gas to the homes and
 businesses in its service area of New York City and Westchester County.
     For lists of participating ESCOs or information on deregulated energy
 markets in New York State, customers can contact the New York State Department
 of Public Service (PSC) by calling 1-(888)-ASK PSC1 [1-(888)-275-7721], or use
 its Web site at http://www.dps.state.ny.us/.  You may also call our Retail
 Choice Information Line at 1-(800) 780-2884 for Retail Choice program
 information and ESCO listings.
 
     Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE:   ED), one of
 the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $9
 billion in annual revenues and $16 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.  For additional financial,
 operations and customer service information, visit Con Edison's Web site at
 http://www.coned.com.
 
 

SOURCE Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
    NEW YORK, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Consolidated Edison Company of New
 York, Inc. (Con Edison) said today that it has enrolled its 100,000th customer
 in the company's Electric Retail Choice Program, which encourages customers to
 choose alternate energy suppliers.  Regardless of which supplier customers
 choose, Con Edison will continue to deliver the electricity to homes and
 businesses in its service area.  This milestone places the Con Edison program
 among the most popular in the country.  Under the program, now in its third
 year, all customers are able to purchase electricity and gas from alternate
 suppliers called Energy Services Companies, or ESCOs.  To facilitate
 comparison-shopping, customers can obtain a list of participating ESCOs
 through the Con Edison Web site at http://www.coned.com/athome/athome.asp.
     "We've seen a steady stream of interest from our customers in this program
 since we first opened the enrollment and the interest has continued to grow,"
 said Marilyn Caselli, Con Edison vice president, customer operations.  "What
 we find most encouraging is the interest in the program from a broad spectrum
 of customers," she added.
     To further encourage competition in the electricity marketplace, Con
 Edison has sold most of its power plants and is concentrating its business on
 the safe and reliable delivery of electricity and gas to the homes and
 businesses in its service area of New York City and Westchester County.
     For lists of participating ESCOs or information on deregulated energy
 markets in New York State, customers can contact the New York State Department
 of Public Service (PSC) by calling 1-(888)-ASK PSC1 [1-(888)-275-7721], or use
 its Web site at http://www.dps.state.ny.us/.  You may also call our Retail
 Choice Information Line at 1-(800) 780-2884 for Retail Choice program
 information and ESCO listings.
 
     Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE:   ED), one of
 the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $9
 billion in annual revenues and $16 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.  For additional financial,
 operations and customer service information, visit Con Edison's Web site at
 http://www.coned.com.
 
 SOURCE  Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.