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Con Edison Named a Recipient of the 2009 ReliabilityOne(TM) Award in the Northeast Region
Award Recognizes Most Reliable Electric Utilities Nationwide
NEW YORK, NY, Oct 28, 2009 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Con Edison has been recognized by PA Consulting Group as the recipient of the 2009 ReliabilityOne(TM) award in the Northeast Region. The ReliabilityOne(TM) award is given annually to the utilities that have excelled in delivering reliable electric service to their customers.

"Our 14,000 people who work throughout New York City and Westchester County remain committed to delivering the highest level of reliability to our customers," said John Miksad, Con Edison senior vice president for Electric Operations. "Our employees work in manholes and on utility poles with high voltage in all kinds of weather and adverse conditions, every day, 24 - 7. This award is a recognition of their talent and dedication."

All utilities operating electric delivery networks in North America are eligible for consideration for the ReliabilityOne(TM) award. There are a total of five regional awards including Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Plains, and West; and one to a community utility. The selection of provisional recipients is based primarily on system reliability statistics that measure the frequency and duration of customer outages. After provisional recipients are selected, each company undergoes an on-site certification process, which provides an independent review and confirmation of the policies, processes and systems used to collect, analyze and report a company's reliability results.

"Con Edison represents an outstanding group of award recipients from across the country," said Jeff Lewis, PA's ReliabilityOne(TM) Program Director. "Con Edison has distinguished itself for its commitment to delivering outstanding reliability to customers in a manner which shows that they have really sharpened their focus towards setting the bar for industry performance."

About Con Edison Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED), one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $14 billion in annual revenues and $34 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

About PA Consulting Group PA Consulting Group is a leading management, systems and technology consulting firm. Operating worldwide in more than 35 countries, PA draws on the knowledge and experience of 3,000 people, whose skills extend from the initial generation of ideas, insights and solutions all the way through to detailed implementation. This benefits-driven approach is founded on our strength in innovation, our responsiveness to our clients' needs, and our unyielding focus on delivery. All of our work and support is based on deep sector insight and expertise, and we work across the private and public sectors, with particular strengths in energy, financial services, life sciences & healthcare, government & public services, manufacturing, defense and telecommunications.

PA Consulting
Devon Jaffier

Con Edison Media Relations

SOURCE: Con Edison Co. of NY, Inc.

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