Con Edison Launches Electrifying Web site
NEW YORK, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Consolidated Edison Company of
New York, Inc. (Con Edison) has launched "Con Edison Kids," a creative and
entertaining Web site that introduces a number of energy-related concepts to
children of all ages. The Web site is part of an extensive effort to make
schoolchildren in Con Edison's service area more aware of energy efficiency.
Images filled with movement, colors, and sounds will take children on an
unforgettable trip through Con Edison's underground electric, gas, and steam
Here's a brief tour: Users enter the animated site on a typical city
street lined with skyscrapers that suggest familiar New York landmarks.
Vehicles whiz by until a Con Edison utility van arrives, backs up, and stops.
The truck's back doors swing open to reveal an array of tools and equipment,
as well as a piggy bank and a goldfish in a bowl. At the same time, from a
nearby manhole, Eddie, the site's official guide, pops into view, ready to
greet visitors and help them navigate a fun-filled, educational trip through
the underground maze of wires, pipes, gauges, and meters.
Visitors will also meet the site's intriguing characters, including gear
guru Curtis E. Candoo, safety spokes-primate Shock the Monkey, and the
environmentally savvy Splice Girls.
"We hope this Web site will encourage schoolchildren to become energy
aware and to have fun at the same time," said Marilyn Caselli, vice president
of customer operations for Con Edison.
In partnership with the New York City Department of Education, Con Edison
Customer Outreach representatives demonstrated "Con Edison Kids" to more than
100 curriculum specialists who recognized the site as a potential learning
tool for disciplines such as science, math, history, and language skills. You
can visit the site at www.coned.com/kids.
Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED), one of
the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with $9 billion in
annual revenues and approximately $19 billion in assets. The utility provides
electric, gas and steam service to more than 3 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
SOURCE Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
/CONTACT: Chris Olert, +1-212-460-4111, for Con Edison/
/Web site: http://www.coned.com http://www.coned.com/kids /
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