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Consolidated Edison

American energy company

"ConEd" redirects here. It is not to be confused with Commonwealth Edison in Illinois.

Consolidated Edison, Inc., commonly known as Con Edison (stylized as conEdison) or ConEd, is one of the largest investor-ownedenergy companies in the United States, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues as of 2017, and over $62 billion in assets.[4] The company provides a wide range of energy-related products and services to its customers through its subsidiaries:

  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (CECONY), a regulated utility providing electric and gas service in New York City and Westchester County, New York, and steam service in the borough of Manhattan;
  • Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., a regulated utility serving customers in a 1,300-square-mile (3,400 km2) area in southeastern New York and northern New Jersey;
  • Con Edison Solutions, an energy services company;
  • Con Edison Energy, a wholesale energy services company;
  • Con Edison Development, a company that owns and operates renewable and energy infrastructure projects, and,
  • Con Edison Transmission, Inc., which invests in electric and natural gas transmission projects.

In 2015, electric revenues accounted for 70.35% of consolidated sales (70.55% in 2014); gas revenues 13.61% (14.96% in 2014); steam revenues 5.01% (4.86% in 2014); and non-utility revenues of 11.02% (9.63% in 2014).[5]

History[edit]

As well as gas and electricity, Con Ed supplies steam to New York City

In 1823, Con Edison's earliest corporate predecessor, the New York Gas Light Company, was founded by a consortium of New York City investors. A year later, it was listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Due to the Board of Aldermen's authority to grant franchises in the City of New York in the early to mid 1800s, interaction with Tammany Hall was required to expand business. By William M. Tweed's reign in the late 1860s as the boss of Tammany Hall, the power to authorize franchises lay with the County Board of Supervisors, of which Tweed had been a member. By 1871, Tweed was a member of the board of the Harlem Gas Light Company, a precursor to the Consolidated Edison Company.[6] In 1884, six gas companies combined into the Consolidated Gas Company.

The New York Steam Company began providing service in lower Manhattan in 1882. Today, Con Edison operates the largest commercial steam system in the world, providing steam service to nearly 1,600 commercial and residential establishments in Manhattan from Battery Park to 96th Street.[7]

Con Edison's electric business also dates back to 1882, when Thomas Edison's Edison Illuminating Company of New York began supplying electricity to 59 customers in a square-mile area in lower Manhattan. After the "war of currents", there were more than 30 companies generating and distributing electricity in New York City and Westchester County. But by 1920 there were far fewer, and the New York Edison Company (then part of Consolidated Gas) was clearly the leader.

In 1936, with electric sales far outstripping gas sales, the company incorporated and the name was changed to Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. The years that followed brought further amalgamations as Consolidated Edison acquired or merged with more than a dozen companies between 1936 and 1960. Con Edison today is the result of acquisitions, dissolutions and mergers of more than 170 individual electric, gas and steam companies.

Consolidated Edison acquired land on the Hudson River in Buchanan, NY, in 1954 for the Indian Point nuclear power plant. The first reactor (Indian Point 1) began generating power on September 16, 1962. The reactor was shut down on October 31, 1974, because the emergency core cooling system did not meet regulatory requirements. The company built two more reactors at Indian Point during the 1970s: Indian Point 2 and 3. Indian Point 3 was sold to the New York Power Authority in 1975.[8]Entergy acquired Indian Point 2 in November 2000,[9] nine months after a steam generator leak.[10] With the sale of Indian Point 2, the last power plant it owned, Consolidated Edison, Inc. became primarily an energy distributor.[9]

On January 1, 1998, following the deregulation of the utility industry in New York state, a holding company, Consolidated Edison, Inc., was formed. It is one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $47 billion in assets. The company provides a wide range of energy-related products and services to its customers through two regulated utility subsidiaries and three competitive energy businesses. Under a number of corporate names, the company has been traded on the NYSE without interruption since 1824—longer than any other NYSE stock. Its largest subsidiary, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., provides electric, gas and steam service to more than 3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York, an area of 660 square miles (1,700 km2) with a population of nearly 9 million. Also in 1998, Consolidated Edison, Inc. acquired Orange & Rockland Utilities, which is operated separately.[11]

Systems[edit]

Clean energy[edit]

To date, Con Edison has invested $3 billion in solar and wind projects. In September 2017 it was announced that the company would invest $1.25 billion in “renewable energy production facilities over the next three years.”[12]

The company's “renewable portfolio” contains more than 1.5 gigawatts of operating capacity. Seventy-five percent of that capacity comes from solar energy. Clean energy accounts for around eight percent of the company's earnings, as of fall 2017.[12]

To support electric vehicles, Con Edison partnered with the company FleetCarma to provide $500 in rewards to owners of electric vehicles in New York City and Westchester County, New York. Through this program, Con Edison pays customers to charge their vehicles when energy demand is low.[13]

Electrical[edit]

The Con Edison electrical transmission system utilizes voltages of 138 kilovolts (kV), 345 kV, and 500 kV. The company has two 345 kV interconnections with upstate New York that enable it to import power from Hydro-Québec in Canada and one 345 kV interconnection each with Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) in New Jersey and Long Island. Con Edison's connection with Hydro-Québec is via a series of transmission lines owned by the New York Power Authority and neighboring utilities; a more-direct connection via the Champlain Hudson Power ExpressHVDC line is expected to come online in 2021.[14]

Con Edison is also interconnected with PSE&G via the Branchburg-Ramapo 500 kV line. Con Ed's distribution voltages are 33 kV, 27 kV, 13 kV, and 4 kV.

The 93,000 miles (150,000 km) of underground cable in the Con Edison system could wrap around the Earth 3.6 times. Nearly 36,000 miles (58,000 km) of overhead electric wires complement the underground system—enough cable to stretch between New York and Los Angeles 13 times.[15]

Gas[edit]

The Con Edison gas system has nearly 7,200 miles (11,600 km) of pipes—if laid end to end, long enough to reach Paris and back to New York City, and serves Westchester County, the Bronx, Manhattan and parts of Queens. Gas service in Brooklyn, Staten Island and the rest of Queens is provided by National Grid USA's New York City operations, with the exception of the Rockaway peninsula, which is serviced by National Grid's Long Island operations. The average volume of gas that travels through Con Edison's gas system annually could fill the Empire State Building nearly 6,100 times.[16]

Steam[edit]

Main article: New York City steam system

Con Edison produces 30 billion pounds of steam each year through its seven power plants which boil water to 1,000 °F (538 °C) before distributing it to hundreds of buildings in the New York City steam system, which is the biggest district steam system in the world.[17] Steam traveling through the system is used to heat and cool some of New York's most famous addresses, including the United Nations complex, the Empire State Building, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[18]

Programs and resources[edit]

ConEd offers a variety of programs and resources for its customers and stakeholders, organized in such categories as, "For Renters", "For Residential Owners", "For Small & Medium Businesses", "For Commercial & Industrial", "Business Partners", "Investors", "Community Affairs", and "Municipalities".[19] Examples of such resources include:

  • CONCERN Program, which offers eligible customers a specially trained representative and advice about government aid programs, safety tips, and ways to save money on one's energy bill[20]
  • Quarterly Billing Plan, which allows senior citizens, whose Con Edison bills are less than $420 a year, to receive bills once every three months (in March, June, September, and December), rather than once a month[20]
  • SPOTLIGHT, Con Edison's newsletter[20][21]

[edit]

Con Edison contributes substantial funding and volunteer hours to many non-profit organizations and learning centers including New York Botanical Garden, Hudson Valley Groundworks Science Barge, Teatown Reservation, Jay Heritage Center, and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

Leadership and associations[edit]

  • Timothy P. Cawley, Chairman, president and Chief Executive Officer, Consolidated Edison, Inc.
  • Robert Sanchez, president and CEO, Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.
  • Mark Noyes, president and CEO, Con Edison Energy, Con Edison Development, and Con Edison Solutions
  • Joseph P. Oates, president and CEO, Con Edison Transmission
  • Robert N. Hoglund, senior vice president and chief financial officer
  • Sylvia Dooley, vice president and corporate secretary
  • Nancy Shannon, vice president, Human Resources
  • Joseph Miller, vice president, controller and chief accounting officer
  • Yukari Saegusa, vice president and treasurer
  • Deneen L. Donnley, senior vice president and general counsel
  • Scott Sanders, vice president, Business Finance

ConEd Solutions is a member of Real Estate Board of New York.[22]

Major accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 1977: All of New York City, with the exception of the Rockaways - which get their power from the Long Island Lighting Company (LILCo) - was blacked out overnight on July 13 and 14, due to lightning strikes on a number of sub-stations and the resulting failures of interconnects in the power grid.
  • 1989: A steam pipe explosion in Gramercy Park killed three, injured 24, and required the evacuation of a damaged apartment building due to high levels of asbestos in the air. Workers had failed to drain water from the pipe before turning the steam on. The utility also eventually pleaded guilty to lying about the absence of asbestos contamination, and paid a $2 million fine.[23]
  • 2004: In Manhattan, stray voltage killed a woman walking her dog in the East Village when she stepped on an electrified metal plate.[24]
  • 2006: After the blackout in Queens, the company was criticized by public officials for a poor record in the restoration of service to its customers.[25]
  • 2007: On July 18, an explosion occurred in midtown Manhattan near Grand Central Terminal when an 83-year-old Con Edison steam pipe failed, resulting in one death, over 40 injuries, as well as subway and surface disruptions.[26]
  • 2007: The day before Thanksgiving, an explosion critically burned Queens resident Kunta Oza when an 80-year-old cast iron gas main ruptured. Oza died on Thanksgiving Day, and her family later settled with Con Edison for $3.75 million.[27]
  • 2009: Another gas explosion claimed a life in Queens while Con Edison personnel were on the scene. There was a leak in a manhole and a fault in an electrical feeder at the same time. The fault in the feeder caused the explosion due to the sparks being generated. When the mechanic opened the manhole more oxygen entered and the explosion took place.[citation needed] Due to that event, Con Edison has changed its procedure on outside gas leak calls.[28]
  • 2012:
    • On October 29, flooding from Hurricane Sandy caused a transformer explosion at a Con-Ed plant on New York City's East Side.[29][30]
    • During the storm, Con Edison used social media to get outage and restoration information out to customers. The company's Twitter account gained an extra 16,000 followers during the storm.[31][32]
    • Con Edison's subsidiary, Orange & Rockland Utilities, was criticized for its response to Hurricane Sandy. Some customers experienced a loss of electrical power for 11 days.[33]
  • 2014: On March 12, two apartment buildings exploded in East Harlem after a reported Con Edison gas leak. Eight people were killed in the massive explosion that reduced the conjoining buildings to rubble.[34][35]
  • 2018: After 9 p.m. on December 27, a transformer short-circuit[36] at a ConEd power plant in Astoria, Queens shut down La Guardia Airport for several hours - until it switched to back-up generators - caused extensive delays on the #7 subway line, and an outage on Rikers Island, until it, too, reverted to back-up equipment.[37] The incident caused a large portion of the sky in the surrounding area to be lit up by blue light[38] that was caused by arc flashes, in which light-emitting atoms of excited gas, called plasma, are projected into the air. The arc flashes probably lasted only a few minutes, but because of meteorological conditions which caused them to be refracted, they were seen across a large portion of the New York City metropolitan area.[36][39][37] There was no explosion or fire connected to the electrical surge,[36] and no reported injuries.[40] The New York Police Department reported that 911 calls increased from 500 in the half-hour before the event to over 3,200 in the 30 minutes afterwards. ConEd is investigating the cause of the surge in equipment that was intended to monitor voltage in the electrical sub-station, but suspects that the problem was a malfunctioning of its relay system.[37] The lights were nicknamed the "Astoria Borealis" on Twitter.[41]
  • 2019: On the night of July 13 a significant portion of Manhattan saw a blackout due to a Consolidated Edison cable that burnt out in a transformer on West End Avenue.[42][43] The blackout, which lasted for about three hours, shut down a number of subway stations, much of the West Side from the 40s to 72nd Street, parts of Times Square and Rockefeller Center, and other areas, resulting in an estimated 73,000 customers losing power.[44] The outage fell on the anniversary of the 1977 blackout which most of the city lost power.
  • 2020: During the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, 170 Consolidated Edison employees tested positive for COVID-19 and three died.[45][46] Consolidated Edison said they would not shut off service due to non-payment related to the health crisis and would waive any new late-payment charges for customers.[47]
  • 2021: On the evening of May 7, a power failure of the third rail near Northern Boulevard station severely disrupted subway service along the IND Queens Boulevard Line, which happens to be one of the busiest lines in the subway system. Some people reported being stuck on subway trains between stations for as long as 3 hours. The power failure continued throughout the night on May 7 and lasted throughout the day on May 8. As of 2 PM EDT on May 8, limited service had been restored in the affected area, albeit local only; express service had not yet been restored. The MTA said at that time that they were in the process of testing the third rail in the area using out of service trains.[citation needed][clarification needed]

Bribery prosecution[edit]

On January 14, 2009, eleven Con Edison supervisors were arrested for demanding more than $1 million in kickbacks related to work done by a construction company that was repairing the midtown steam pipe eruption of 2007. According to federal prosecutors, the employees had approved payment for work that was unnecessary or not performed, and promised faster payment for some work performed by the construction company in exchange for the bribes. The FBI had two retired Con Edison employees and the president of the construction company wear recording devices that recorded the suspects demanding bribes of between $1000 to $5000.[48] Later that year Con Edison sued Brendan Maher, one of the construction supervisors who was arrested and later admitted taking bribes that the utility company claimed amounted to $10,000.[49]

In April 2016, Con Edison agreed to pay over $171 million, about 1.5% of its annual revenue, back to its customers in compensation for harm resulting from the bribery. The Public Service Commission had found that Con Edison failed to supervise the employees. Con Edison admitted no wrongdoing.[50]

Honors and criticism[edit]

● In March 2002, Fortune magazine named the company as one of "America's Most Admired Companies" in the publication's newest corporate ranking survey. In 2003, Con Edison ranked second on the top ten list for electric and gas utilities.[51]

● In December 2011, the non-partisan organization Public Campaign released a report criticizing ConEd for spending $1.8 million on lobbying and not paying any taxes during 2008–2010, instead getting $127 million in tax rebates, despite making a profit of $4.2 billion, and increasing executive pay by 82% to $17.4 million in 2010 for its top five executives.[52]

● In 2014, Con Edison was named the #1 utility and #16 overall among corporations, in Newsweek's Green Rankings, and one of the 50 best companies for Latinas by Latina Style Magazine.[53] In its "Best of the Best" issue in 2015, Hispanic Network Magazine named the company a top employer among energy, gas, and oil companies.[54] Con Edison was also selected as one of the top regional utilities by DiversityInc magazine in 2014.[55] In 2016, the company was listed among America's best large employers by Forbes.[citation needed]

● In February 2021, The Energy and Policy Institute criticized Con Edison for Touting Clean Energy while investing in Gas Infrastructure.[56] This is Unclean Fracked Gas. (Fracked Gas is Methane Gas produced by Hydraulic Fracturing.) The article explained, "A recent analysis of utility executive compensation by the Energy and Policy Institute found that Con Edison’s executive compensation policies include renewable energy growth as components of broader goals, but do not reward executives for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Unclean energy[edit]

Con Edison purchases Methane Gas collected through the process of hydraulic fracturing (Fracked Gas). This is not Green energy nor is it sustainable energy. Hydraulically Fractured Gas is a potent Green House Gas. [57] In a recent letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Con Edison supported Kinder Morgan’s East 300 Upgrade Project, in environmentally protected lands in NJ.[56] This expansion includes two additional compressor stations, in West Milford and Wantage NJ. Con Edison buys gas that is transported from the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania, to Westchester NY, via Kinder Morgan's Tennessee Gas Pipeline, 300 Line. [58] The compressor stations on this pipeline routinely blow-down toxic Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) contained in the gas. The new compressor stations, supported by Con Edison, will blow VOCs over the protected Highland forest and water sources of Northern NJ. [59] Recent studies show that the death rate increases in counties with compressor stations. [60] This will effect Passaic County and Sussex County NJ.

Stop tags[edit]

When a New York City contractor is unable to repair a reported nonfunctioning or malfunctioning street light, traffic light or pedestrian Walk/Don't Walk light because of a failure in the power to the affected unit,[61]: p. 92  a stop tag is assigned by Con Ed.[62] When a caller to NYC's 311 asks for followup information about a reported outage, they're told the stop tag number, and told to call Con Ed at 800-752-6633 (800-75-CON-ED).[63]

The New York Times wrote that it can take over two years for some repairs.[62] Sometimes an entire fixture must be removed, repaired, then returned. Other times the streets must be torn up to replace underground wiring. Temporary fixes, using what was described as "nothing more than overhead extension cords" (called "Shunts") at times are left in place for an extended period.[62] In 2017 Con Ed committed to repair "at least 90% ... within 90 days."[61]: p. 92 

Adaptive re-use of former Con Ed buildings[edit]

A former Con Edison building on West 53rd Street in Manhattan was converted first into the studio for the television game show Let's Make a Deal, and later into a recording studio called "Power Station" because of its Edison history. In 1996, the studio was renamed Avatar Studios and then in 2017 back to "Power Station".

In 1978, Con Edison sold the Excelsior Power Company Building, a former substation on Gold Street in Manhattan's Financial District. It was renovated into an apartment building,[64] and became a New York City designated landmark in 2016.[65]

See also[edit]

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Con Ed says NYC should expect high electricity bills this summer

As steamy days of a New York summer approach after Memorial Day Weekend, residents can usually anticipate putting a bit more of their paycheck toward electricity—especially if they have an air conditioner consistently running.

This year, however, Con Ed warns New Yorker's electricity bills (from June through September) will most likely be 10% higher this summer than last.

To break it down, Con Edison said in a press release, a typical New York City residential customer using 350 kilowatt hours per month can expect a 9.5 percent increase from what was $99.14 in 2019 to $108.53 per month in 2020.

The most apparent reason is that people are spending more time at home than ever before while the city is still on pause. But on top of that, Con Ed says there will also be increased supply charges by power generators.

As many New Yorkers struggle financially through the current crisis, Con Edison is offering relief through payment plan options, has stopped turning off power for non-payment and will waive new late fees.

If you want preemptive ideas on how you can cut down your pricey bill, the company lists a variety of energy efficiency programs for both residential and commercial customers and energy-saving tips. Once the heat fires up, city dwellers can also check out our guide to New York beaches open this summer.

 

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High Electric Bills Catch Residents Unaware: It’s Not Just The Rate Hike

Cash-strapped New Yorkers struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic are now dealing with another extra expense: higher electricity bills.

Several Consolidated Edison customers who shared their electric bills with Bklyner have discovered that a portion of their bill known as the “supply charge” has crept up in recent months, to nearly double what it was at this time last year.

The increase comes on top of 13.5% rate hikes for Con Ed customers approved last month by the State Public Service Commission (PSC), which will phase in over the next two years.

Here’s what’s happening.

Generally, New Yorkers’ electric bill is split up into three categories:

  • The supply charge, which is the cost of the electricity being sent to you by Con Ed or another service provider.
  • The delivery charge, which is what Con Ed charges to maintain the system through which it delivers electricity. An increase in the delivery charge is what the State PSC approved last month.
  • Taxes and fees, which are set by the state.

It’s an increase in the supply charge that’s catching people off-guard. The supply charge isn’t set by any specific authority. Instead, Con Edison buys electricity wholesale from various power plants as part of a complex market system overseen by an entity called the New York Independent System Operator.

The supply charge can go up and down based on a few factors, including the cost of natural gas that fuels many of the region’s power plants (and which has risen lately), and because of capacity prices, which plants charge to cover the costs of maintaining reliable sources of electricity so they can provide power at times of peak demand. This exceptionally cold, snowy winter has driven up those costs, too.

“The increase in electric bills is largely due to the higher cost of the commodity,” Con Ed spokesperson Allan Drury explained to Bklyner. “Wholesale electric capacity prices and the cost of the natural gas used to generate electricity are higher.”

Drury said the increases are being felt across Con Ed’s entire service area, which includes New York City and Westchester.

“Energy prices are volatile,” he said. “They fluctuate nearly constantly.”

Brooklyn resident Alexis Hightower, saw her supply charge go up from about 6.5 cents per kilowatt hour in February 2020 to about 10.5 cents this month, a 66% increase.

As a result, her overall electricity bill last month was about $225, 42% higher than the same period last year, even though she’d only used about 22% more energy.

“I was shocked when I opened my Feb 21 Con Ed bill,” Hightower said.

Other New Yorkers saw similar increases. Brooklyn resident Yoseph Horowitz saw his supply charge creep up from around 6.48 cents per kilowatt hour in February 2020 to 11.47 cents this year, a nearly 77% increase.

“It’s pretty jarring when you add the bill up with your rent at the end of the month,” Horowitz said.

Though Con Ed can’t really control wholesale electricity costs, Drury said the company has taken steps to try to limit price volatility. Con Ed provides the electricity to customers at cost, meaning it does not make a profit on the commodity itself.

As for how New Yorkers can keep their bills down, he pointed to Con Ed’s tips for using energy wisely and taking advantage of Con Ed’s energy efficiency programs.

Some New Yorkers unhappy with Con Ed’s prices and service have also tried their hand with Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), private entities that compete on the market for your business and sometimes offer perks like commitment to renewable energy sources.

But buyer beware: a report by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams found that some ESCOs often charged higher, unpredictable rates and have engaged in unsavory business practices. The report also criticized Con Ed for its high profit margins, perverse economic incentives and inconsistent service.

Williams is calling for the creation of a public power system that brings utilities under public ownership and expands public control of the wider power grid. That call has become increasingly popular in recent months amidst a cascading series of scandals involving local utility providers.

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If you’re a residential customer and have experienced a change in your financial circumstances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for special protections to avoid terminations of your service.

Under the law, if you are a residential customer and contact us to affirm that you experienced a change in financial circumstances as a result of Covid-19 starting on or after March 7, 2020:

  • We will not disconnect your service for non-payment through December 21, 2021.
  • You will be eligible for a payment agreement or to request a new agreement that requires no down payment, late fees, or penalties.

To self-certify, you must attest as follows: “I attest that due to the COVID-19 state of emergency, which began on March 7, 2020, I have experienced a change in financial circumstances.”

To receive these protections, please go online, or call 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633).

Please note: Due to the pandemic, we are not turning off residential customers for non-payment now regardless of their financial situation.

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Consolidated Edison

American energy company

"ConEd" redirects here. It is not to be confused with Commonwealth Edison in Illinois.

Consolidated Edison, Inc., commonly known as Con Edison (stylized as conEdison) or ConEd, is one of the largest investor-ownedenergy companies in the United States, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues as of 2017, and over $62 billion in assets.[4] The company provides a wide range of energy-related products and services to its customers through its subsidiaries:

  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (CECONY), a regulated utility providing electric and gas service in New York City and Westchester County, New York, and steam service in the borough of Manhattan;
  • Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., a regulated utility serving customers in a 1,300-square-mile (3,400 km2) area in southeastern New York and northern New Jersey;
  • Con Edison Solutions, an energy services company;
  • Con Edison Energy, a wholesale energy services company;
  • Con Edison Development, a company that owns and operates renewable and energy infrastructure projects, and,
  • Con Edison Transmission, Inc., which invests in electric and natural gas transmission projects.

In 2015, electric revenues accounted for 70.35% of consolidated sales (70.55% in 2014); gas revenues 13.61% (14.96% in 2014); steam revenues 5.01% (4.86% in 2014); and non-utility revenues of 11.02% (9.63% in 2014).[5]

History[edit]

As well as gas and electricity, Con Ed supplies steam to New York City

In 1823, Con Edison's earliest corporate predecessor, the New York Gas Light Company, was founded by a consortium of New York City investors. A year later, it was listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Due to the Board of Aldermen's authority to grant franchises in the City of New York in the early to mid 1800s, interaction with Tammany Hall was required to expand business. By William M. Tweed's reign in the late 1860s as the boss of Tammany Hall, the power to authorize franchises lay with the County Board of Supervisors, of which Tweed had been a member. By 1871, Tweed was a member of the board of the Harlem Gas Light Company, a precursor to the Consolidated Edison Company.[6] In 1884, six gas companies combined into the Consolidated Gas Company.

The New York Steam Company began providing service in lower Manhattan in 1882. Today, Con Edison operates the largest commercial steam system in the world, providing steam service to nearly 1,600 commercial and residential establishments in Manhattan from Battery Park to 96th Street.[7]

Con Edison's electric business also dates back to 1882, when Thomas Edison's Edison Illuminating Company of New York began supplying electricity to 59 customers in a con edison pay your bill area in lower Manhattan. After the "war of currents", there were more than 30 companies generating and distributing electricity in New York City and Westchester County. But by 1920 there were far fewer, and the New York Edison Company (then part of Consolidated Gas) was clearly the leader.

In 1936, with electric sales far outstripping gas sales, the company incorporated and the name was changed to Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. The years that followed brought further amalgamations as Consolidated Edison acquired or merged with more than a dozen companies between 1936 and 1960. Con Edison today is the result of acquisitions, dissolutions and mergers of more than 170 individual electric, gas and steam companies.

Consolidated Edison acquired land on the Hudson River in Buchanan, NY, in 1954 for the Indian Point nuclear power plant. The first reactor (Indian Point 1) began generating power on September 16, 1962. The reactor was shut down on October 31, 1974, because the emergency core cooling system did not meet regulatory requirements. The company built two more reactors at Indian Point during the 1970s: Indian Point 2 and 3. Indian Point 3 was sold to the New York Power Authority in 1975.[8]Entergy acquired Indian Point 2 in November 2000,[9] nine months after a steam generator leak.[10] With the sale of Indian Point 2, the last power plant it owned, Consolidated Edison, Inc. became primarily an energy distributor.[9]

On January 1, 1998, following the deregulation of the utility industry in New York state, a holding company, Consolidated Edison, Inc., was formed. It is one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $47 billion in assets. The company provides a wide range of energy-related products and services to its customers through two regulated utility subsidiaries and three competitive energy businesses. Paychex employee customer service a number of corporate names, the company has been traded on the NYSE without interruption since 1824—longer than any other NYSE stock. Its largest subsidiary, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., provides electric, gas and steam service to more than 3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York, an area of 660 square miles (1,700 km2) with a population of nearly 9 million. Also in 1998, Consolidated Edison, Inc. acquired Orange & Rockland Utilities, which is operated separately.[11]

Systems[edit]

Clean energy[edit]

To date, Con Edison has invested $3 billion in solar and wind projects. In September 2017 it was announced that the company would invest $1.25 billion in “renewable energy production facilities over the next three years.”[12]

The company's “renewable portfolio” contains more than 1.5 gigawatts of operating capacity. Seventy-five percent of that capacity comes from solar energy. Clean energy accounts for around eight percent of the company's earnings, as of fall 2017.[12]

To support electric vehicles, Con Edison partnered with the company FleetCarma to provide $500 in rewards to owners of electric vehicles in New Con edison pay your bill City and Westchester County, New York. Through this program, Con Edison pays customers to charge their vehicles when energy demand is low.[13]

Electrical[edit]

The Con Edison electrical transmission system utilizes voltages of 138 kilovolts (kV), 345 kV, and 500 kV. The company has two 345 kV interconnections with upstate New York that enable it to import power from Hydro-Québec in Canada and one 345 kV interconnection each with Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) in New Jersey and Long Island. Con Edison's connection with Hydro-Québec is via a series of transmission lines owned by the New York Power Authority and neighboring utilities; a more-direct connection via the Champlain Hudson Power ExpressHVDC line is expected to come online in 2021.[14]

Con Edison is also interconnected with PSE&G via the Branchburg-Ramapo 500 kV line. Con Ed's distribution voltages are 33 kV, 27 kV, 13 kV, and 4 kV.

The 93,000 miles (150,000 km) of underground cable in the Con Edison system could wrap around the Earth 3.6 times. Nearly 36,000 miles (58,000 km) of overhead electric wires complement the underground system—enough cable to stretch between New York and Los Angeles 13 times.[15]

Gas[edit]

The Con Edison gas system has nearly 7,200 miles (11,600 km) of pipes—if laid end to end, long enough to reach Paris and back to New York City, and serves Westchester County, the Bronx, Manhattan and parts of Queens. Gas service in Brooklyn, Staten Island and the rest of Queens is provided by National Grid USA's New York City operations, with the exception of the Rockaway peninsula, which is serviced by National Grid's Long Island operations. The average volume of gas that travels through Con Edison's gas system annually could fill the Empire State Building nearly 6,100 times.[16]

Steam[edit]

Main article: New York City steam system

Con Edison produces 30 billion pounds of steam each year through its seven power plants which con edison pay your bill water to 1,000 °F (538 °C) before distributing it to hundreds of buildings in the New York City steam system, which is the biggest district steam system in the world.[17] Steam traveling navy federal credit union no down payment mortgage the system is used to heat and cool some of New York's most famous addresses, including the United Nations complex, the Empire State Building, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[18]

Programs and resources[edit]

ConEd offers a variety of programs and resources for its customers and stakeholders, organized in such categories as, "For Renters", "For Residential Owners", "For Small & Medium Businesses", "For Commercial & Industrial", "Business Partners", "Investors", "Community Affairs", and "Municipalities".[19] Examples of such resources include:

  • CONCERN Program, which offers eligible customers a specially trained representative and advice about government aid programs, safety tips, and ways to save money on one's energy bill[20]
  • Quarterly Billing Plan, which allows senior citizens, whose Con Edison bills are less than $420 a year, to receive bills once every three months (in March, June, September, and December), rather than once a month[20]
  • SPOTLIGHT, Con Edison's newsletter[20][21]

[edit]

Con Edison contributes substantial funding and volunteer hours to many non-profit organizations and learning centers including New York Botanical Garden, Hudson Valley Groundworks Science Barge, Teatown Reservation, Jay Heritage Center, and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

Leadership and associations[edit]

  • Timothy P. Cawley, Chairman, president and Chief Executive Officer, Consolidated Edison, Inc.
  • Robert Sanchez, president and CEO, Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.
  • Mark Noyes, president and CEO, Con Edison Energy, Con Edison Development, and Con Edison Solutions
  • Joseph P. Oates, president and CEO, Con Edison Transmission
  • Robert N. Hoglund, senior vice president and chief financial officer
  • Sylvia Dooley, vice president and corporate secretary
  • Nancy Shannon, vice president, Human Resources
  • Joseph Miller, vice president, controller and chief accounting officer
  • Yukari Saegusa, vice president and treasurer
  • Deneen L. Donnley, senior vice president and general counsel
  • Scott Sanders, vice president, Business Finance

ConEd Solutions is a member of Real Estate Board of New York.[22]

Major accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 1977: All of New York City, with the exception of the Rockaways - which get their power from the Long Island Lighting Company (LILCo) - was blacked out overnight on July 13 and 14, due to lightning strikes on a number of sub-stations and the resulting failures of interconnects in the power grid.
  • 1989: A steam pipe explosion in Gramercy Park killed three, injured 24, and city bank lubbock texas phone number the evacuation of a damaged apartment building due to high levels of asbestos in the air. Workers had failed to drain water from the pipe before turning the steam on. The utility also eventually pleaded guilty to lying about the absence of asbestos contamination, and paid a $2 million fine.[23]
  • 2004: In Manhattan, stray voltage killed a woman walking her dog in the East Village when she stepped on an electrified metal plate.[24]
  • 2006: Korean air visa us bank the blackout in Queens, the company was criticized by public officials for a poor record in the restoration of service to its customers.[25]
  • 2007: On July 18, an explosion occurred in midtown Manhattan near Grand Central Terminal when an 83-year-old Con Edison steam pipe failed, resulting in one death, over 40 injuries, as well as subway and surface disruptions.[26]
  • 2007: The day before Thanksgiving, an explosion critically burned Queens resident Kunta Oza when an 80-year-old cast iron gas main ruptured. Oza died on Thanksgiving Day, and her family later settled with Con Edison for $3.75 million.[27]
  • 2009: Another gas explosion claimed a life in Queens while Con Edison personnel were on the scene. There was a leak in a manhole and a fault in an electrical feeder at the same time. The fault in the feeder caused the explosion due to the sparks being generated. When the mechanic opened the manhole more oxygen entered and the explosion took place.[citation needed] Due to that event, Con Edison has changed its procedure on outside gas leak calls.[28]
  • 2012:
    • On October 29, flooding from Hurricane The skeleton key in hindi download caused a transformer explosion at a Con-Ed plant on New York City's East Side.[29][30]
    • During the storm, Con Edison used social media to get outage and restoration information out to customers. The company's Twitter account gained an extra 16,000 followers during the storm.[31][32]
    • Con Edison's subsidiary, Orange & Rockland Utilities, was criticized for its response to Hurricane Sandy. Some customers experienced a loss of electrical power for 11 days.[33]
  • 2014: On March con edison pay your bill, two apartment buildings exploded in East Harlem after a reported Con Edison gas leak. Eight people were killed in the massive explosion that reduced the conjoining buildings to rubble.[34][35]
  • 2018: After 9 p.m. on December 27, a transformer short-circuit[36] at a ConEd power plant in Astoria, Queens shut down La Guardia Airport for several hours - until it switched to back-up generators - caused extensive delays on the #7 subway line, and an outage on Rikers Island, until it, too, reverted to back-up equipment.[37] The incident caused a large portion of the sky in the surrounding area to be lit up by blue light[38] that was caused by arc flashes, in which light-emitting atoms of excited gas, called plasma, are projected into the air. The arc flashes probably lasted only a few minutes, but because of meteorological conditions which caused them to be refracted, they were seen across a large portion of the New York City metropolitan area.[36][39][37] There was no explosion or fire connected to the electrical surge,[36] and no reported injuries.[40] The New York Police Department reported that 911 calls increased from 500 in the half-hour before the event to over 3,200 in the 30 minutes afterwards. ConEd is investigating the cause of the surge in equipment that was intended to monitor voltage in the electrical sub-station, but suspects that the problem was a malfunctioning of its relay system.[37] The lights were nicknamed the "Astoria Borealis" on Twitter.[41]
  • 2019: On the night of July 13 a significant portion of Manhattan saw a blackout due to a Consolidated Edison cable that burnt out in a transformer on West End Avenue.[42][43] The blackout, which lasted for about three hours, shut down a number of subway stations, much of the West Side from the 40s to 72nd Street, parts of Times Square and Rockefeller Center, and other areas, resulting in an estimated 73,000 customers losing power.[44] The outage fell on the anniversary of the 1977 blackout which most of the city lost power.
  • 2020: During the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, 170 Consolidated Edison employees tested positive for COVID-19 and three died.[45][46] Consolidated Edison said they would not shut off service due to non-payment related to the health crisis and would waive any new late-payment charges for customers.[47]
  • 2021: On the evening of May 7, a power failure of the third rail near Northern Boulevard station severely disrupted subway service along the IND Queens Boulevard Line, which happens to be one of the busiest lines in the subway system. Some people reported being stuck on subway trains between stations for as long as 3 hours. The power failure continued throughout the night on May 7 and lasted throughout the day on May 8. As of 2 PM EDT on May 8, limited service had been restored in the affected area, albeit local only; express service had not yet been restored. The MTA said at that time that they were in the process of testing the third rail in the area using out of service trains.[citation needed][clarification needed]

Bribery prosecution[edit]

On January 14, 2009, eleven Con Edison supervisors were arrested for demanding more than $1 million in kickbacks related to work done by a construction company that was repairing the midtown steam pipe eruption of 2007. According to federal prosecutors, the employees had approved payment for work that was unnecessary or not performed, and promised faster payment for some work performed by the construction company in exchange for the bribes. The FBI had two retired Con Edison employees and the president of the construction company wear recording devices that recorded the suspects demanding bribes of between $1000 to $5000.[48] Later that year Con Edison sued Brendan Maher, one of the construction supervisors who was arrested and later admitted taking bribes that the utility company claimed amounted to $10,000.[49]

In April 2016, Con Edison agreed to pay over $171 million, about 1.5% of its annual revenue, back to its customers in compensation for harm resulting from the bribery. The Public Service Commission had found that Con Edison failed to supervise the employees. Con Edison admitted no wrongdoing.[50]

Honors and criticism[edit]

● In March 2002, Fortune magazine named the company as one of "America's Most Admired Companies" in the publication's newest corporate ranking survey. In 2003, Con Edison ranked second on the top ten list for electric and gas utilities.[51]

● In December 2011, the non-partisan organization Public Campaign released a report criticizing ConEd for spending $1.8 million on lobbying and not paying any taxes during 2008–2010, instead getting $127 million in tax rebates, despite making a profit of $4.2 billion, and increasing executive pay by 82% to $17.4 million in 2010 for its top five executives.[52]

● In 2014, Con Edison was named the #1 utility and #16 overall among corporations, in Newsweek's Green Rankings, and one of the 50 best companies for Latinas by Latina Style Magazine.[53] In its "Best of the Best" issue in 2015, Hispanic Network Magazine named the company a top employer among energy, gas, and oil companies.[54] Con Edison was also selected as one of the top regional utilities by DiversityInc magazine in 2014.[55] In 2016, the company was listed among America's best large employers by Forbes.[citation needed]

● In February 2021, The Energy and Policy Institute criticized Con Edison for Touting Clean Energy while investing in Gas Infrastructure.[56] This is Unclean Fracked Gas. (Fracked Gas is Methane Gas produced by Hydraulic Fracturing.) The article explained, "A recent analysis of utility executive compensation by the Energy and Policy Institute found that Con Edison’s executive compensation policies include renewable energy growth as components of broader goals, but do not reward executives for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Unclean energy[edit]

Con Edison purchases Methane Gas collected through the process of hydraulic fracturing (Fracked Gas). This is not Green energy nor is it sustainable energy. Hydraulically Fractured Gas is a potent Green House Gas. [57] In a recent letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Con Edison supported Kinder Morgan’s East 300 Upgrade Project, carmax credit login environmentally protected lands in NJ.[56] This expansion includes two additional compressor stations, in West Milford and Wantage NJ. Con Edison buys gas that is transported from the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania, to Westchester NY, via Kinder Morgan's Tennessee Gas Pipeline, 300 Line. [58] The compressor stations on this pipeline routinely blow-down toxic Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) contained in the gas. The new compressor stations, supported by Con Edison, will blow VOCs over the protected Highland forest and water sources of Northern NJ. [59] Recent studies show that the death rate increases in counties with compressor stations. [60] This will effect Passaic County and Sussex County NJ.

Stop tags[edit]

When a New York City contractor is unable to repair a reported nonfunctioning or malfunctioning street light, traffic light or pedestrian Walk/Don't Walk light because of a failure in the power to the affected unit,[61]: p. 92  a stop tag is assigned by Con Ed.[62] When a caller to NYC's 311 asks for followup information about a reported outage, they're told the stop tag number, and told to call Con Ed at fnb omaha credit inquiry (800-75-CON-ED).[63]

The New York Times wrote that it can take over two years for some repairs.[62] Sometimes an entire fixture must be removed, repaired, then returned. Other times the streets must be torn up to replace underground wiring. Temporary fixes, using what was described as "nothing more than overhead extension cords" (called "Shunts") at times are left in place con edison pay your bill an extended period.[62] In 2017 Con Ed committed to repair "at least 90% . within 90 con edison pay your bill. 92 

Adaptive re-use of former Con Ed buildings[edit]

A former Con Edison building on West 53rd Street in Manhattan was converted first into the studio for the television game show Let's Make a Deal, and later into a recording studio called "Power Station" because of its Edison history. In 1996, the studio was renamed Avatar Studios and then in 2017 back to "Power Station".

In 1978, Con Edison sold the Excelsior Power Company Building, a former substation on Gold Street in Manhattan's Financial District. It was renovated into an apartment building,[64] and became a New York City designated landmark in 2016.[65]

See also[edit]

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